The weapon of choice and the icon of the Gurkha warriors, Khukuris are a symbol of pride and loyalty to Nepalis the world over. And while Khukuris are mostly known as weapon of war, it is also a multi-utility tool in Nepali households in the countryside where it is also used for chopping firewood, building, digging and even cutting vegetables.
The Khukuri comes in various sizes but for this workshop you will be making a mini-version of this iconic blade. The basic process involves cutting/hammering a raw piece of iron into the proper shape, grinding the blade and making the wooden handle. (note that for safety reasons, the blade grinding will only be done by the host and we advise guests to stay clear of the sparks during this process).
When selecting the add-on, please tick the checkbox and input how many in the box to the right of the add-on. Ensure that the add-on is reflected in the payment summary before you make payment.
Please note that Khukuri making needs a lot of skill and years of experience! To make sure the experience stays safe, there are parts of the process that our host will do for you. The steps in which you will be participating are:
1. Hammering the iron.
2. The first grinding.
3. Buffing and polishing the knife at last.
Please note that the transport is only included from the following areas:
3. Patan Durbar Square
4. Kathmandu Durbar Square
For other areas, please send us a message.