Khukuri Making Workshop - The Icon of the Gurkhas

Kathmandu, Nepal
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Transport from your hotel is provided for this experience! You can enter your pickup location during payment.

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.


Note:

1. If there are 4 guests doing this activity,then please book for before 2 pm or
at 2 pm by the latest as it takes around 6 hours max for 4 guests to finish
their Khuukuris.

2. Please wear covered shoes and full sleeves

3. Sunglasses are recommended

For personal paparazzi, you will get 10-15 photos and the photos will be sent to you in 1-2 working days. :)

Important Note:
Please note that the transport is only included from the following areas:
1. Thamel
2. Lazimpat
3. Patan Durbar Square
4. Kathmandu Durbar Square

For other areas, please send us a message.

A link to the exact pick up location and the detailed address will be sent to your account email id once the payment is complete.

  • Please wear covered shoes/sandals
  • There will be sparks so full sleeves are a must
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Sun Glasses are recommended
  • You do not need previous blacksmithing experience
  • The blade is 5.5 inches long and the total knife will be around 9 or 10 inches

Listing Base Price - US$32.00

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Host: Indra Bika

Indra once worked as a cleaner for a 5 star hotel in Kathmandu but lef...

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Moderate: Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Host: Indra Bika

Indra once worked as a cleaner for a 5 star hotel in Kathmandu but lef...

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