Kukri

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Khukuri
Polished kukri.jpg
A polished kukri.
TypeMachete
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Service history
Used byGurkha
Wars
Production history
ManufacturerGurkhas
Unit cost$50–100
Produced1810
Specifications
Mass450–900 grams
Length40–45 cm

The kukri or khukuri (Nepali: खुकुरी khukuri) is a knife which is mostly used by Nepali speaking Gurkhas of India and Nepal. The blade of the knife is curved inward, similar to a machete. It is used as both a tool and as a weapon in Nepal and India.

The kukri, khukri, and kukkri spellings are of Indian origin.[1] The original Nepali spelling is khukuri.

References[change | change source]

  1. Illustrated Oxford Dictionary. Great Britain: Dorling Kindersley. 1998. ISBN 140532029-X.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Kukri at Wikimedia Commons