Kukri – The Knife of Nepal The kukri or khukuri has been the weapon of choice for Nepalese soldiers since at least the 1600’s and has been extensively used as an all-purpose knife in the Indian cultures.
This knife has been used for everything
from a reaper of bamboo, wheat, and barley, digging furrows, cutting up meat and vegetables, to the unique, effective fighting knife
with an established reputation of being irreplaceable for
chopping, slicing, and stabbing. The exact history of the kukri is unknown but evidence of its use dates back to early Egypt,
and it has has been used by Greeks, Macedonians,
and Romans. Considered to be the second sharpest blade
in the world, next to the katana, ancient civilizations continued copying its unique forward curved
blade shape. The kukri knife is unique because of its thick forward elbow curve blade, wider at the top than near the handle.