Without a doubt, the khukuri is a king among edged weapons! There is no other knife that we are aware of, that can out chop, slice, or stab quite as well as the khukuri.
It is the national knife of the country of Nepal and is the constant companion of Gurkha soldiers who volunteer for service in the British Army, from both Nepal & India. It is also the favored all-purpose knife used by civilians in those countries. The blade is 12 in. long & 1/4 in. thick in the spine. It is forged from high carbon steel, full-tang through the grip, & fitted with a steel butt cap. Grip material is a native hardwood, which can easily be reshaped to the owners requirements.
The notch on the blade is symbolic of the Hindu goddess Shiva, "goddess of might".
The traditional sheath is made from hand carved wood, covered with goat skin, & brass tipped. The suspension system is made of full-thickness goat skin.
The traditional small accessory blades (Karda--sharp utility knife. Chamchak--dull edge for touch -up sharpening of the big blade) are included.
12 in. blade, 16 1/2 in. overall.