Why Heritage Knives ?
Respect - Heritage - Innovation - Functionality - Quality.
Kukri´s and knives from Heritage Knives are made for use in though conditions and harsh environments. Whiter it be the mountains, tropical jungles, swamps, deserts, fjords or plains the knife we carry should serve us when needed and do its duty.
Our fathers, grandfathers and forefathers served in WW2 and earlier battles, some legends others little known, sons and daughters of the soil and makers of the (Gorkha) Empire and the Gurkha/Gorkha regiments we hold dear today.
In everything we do at Heritage Knives, we ask why, for what, how come and try to understand more and how to further enhance and improve what we do.
Not that long ago it was about honour in the craft and respect as a skilled blacksmith & Kukri/knife maker not about money, similarly this is still our ideal,
to make and sell respected Kukri´s and knives with honour and respect behind them.
We follow a practical approach to making knives, no myths of greatness, no bull but facts and science, real life testing and examination based on the blades main function. Our knives are functional which is why we base most of our designs on classical proven designs, often battle tested throughout the last 200 years.
Besides history we the team and family of Heritage Knives are frequent users of various knifes, collectors and regular users with a passion about blades, knives and Kukri´s. We firmly believe we know how a Kukri knife should be, not due to birth or genetics but based on professional use, studies and critical examination of knifes and its crafting process over many years.
Heritage Knives uses high quality international grade steel to forge, locally sourced wood, horn, leather and metals, and combines the best of the East and the West to make our blades what they are.
Our blades are always properly quenched as per the steel´s requirement, a superior heat treat and given the care they should have and deserve.
As our knives are hand-crafted, they may have minor differences in-between them. While in the process of standardising and optimising each knife we make, we must currently accept some minor differences. This does in no way reduce the blades function, often it is not even be noticeable unless examined with a detailed tool.
Various stages of checking, examination and testing usually sorts these issues out but human error does happen unfortunately at times.
We do our best to make each blade identical but in line with history there has always been minor variation in Kukri making.
We are in the process of making the art of forging more scientific and documented and your support means very much to us.
Trust is essential and earned.