Gurkas Khukuri

Gurkas Khukuri
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Gurkha’s Khukuri is one of the lasting legacy of the brave Nepalese. Once used by the legendary Gurkha’s, it forms a unique identity of Nepali people. The khkuri is regarded as traditional to all hill tribes of Nepal, is both a formidable weapon and a tool that has innumerable uses from shaping timber to chopping up meat and vegetables.

Khukuri is regarded as the symbol of wealth, status, and prestige in Nepal. It is also widely used as the national monogram and mark of level of ranking in security forces. Khukuri is also worshiped in different occasions and festivals and perceived as a dynamic icon of Hindu mythology. Khukuri is worshiped during Nepalese main festival Dashain.

The Khukuri is believe to have a spiritual power to scare off demons,evils and nightmares.Thus it is kept under the pillow of a man or especially child suffers from sleeping problems or disorder.

Gurkha’s Khukuri today is bought as souvenirs by tourist visiting Nepal. There are a great deal of shops selling Khukuris in tourist areas like Thamel, Pokhara and Chitwan. However, the real and ordinary knives are hard to find in cities.

Khukuri is found in the touristic market are specifically design for tourist to be taken as souvenir. They are lighter and more shiny. Please make sure not to pack them into your carry-on bag/hand carry bag when flying out of Nepal.

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