This beautiful Khukuri/Kukri is based on Lt. Montagu´s (8th Gurkha Rifles) original Sirupate from ca. 1940, it has the same pattern as his original Kukri with minor modifications for enhanced user experience and aestestic looks.
A reproduction based on the original for the modern user.
The authentic Montagu Kukri has been with the black-smith and knife maker to mkae it as similar as the original as possible.
Hollow forged as the original! Brass bolster, deep brown reddish Himalayan rosewood handle lined with copper and silver plates to the brass butt-plate. Stick tang attached to butt-plate with a small knob.
Blade 29,5 cm (11 ½ inch)
Handle (incl. bolster) 11 cm
Weight 415 g
Imported high carbon spring steel.
The original Kukri is in a Kothimora scabbard, while ours we give two options;
1. In a WW2 military issue style scabbard made of black leather covered wood with a proper belt frog.
2. Wooden scabbard covered in Regimental Tartan cloth (Heritage Knives is first to offer Regimental Tartan cloth covered Scabbards for Khukuri knives)
Karda and Chakmak is not included as the original did not have it. If its a must have requirement please do mention it when ordering and add 25 usd for a matching set that can be used as small knifes.
This Kukri is based on Lt. Montagu´s Kukri from 1940 when he joined the 8th Gurkha Rifles on the North West Frontier of British India, the old Raj days. More on the history of Kukri knives can be found below.
This piece is dedicated the men and women of WW2 and the Officer himself who fought for country and king!
J.H. Montagu (1919) retired as Brigadier in the late 1960´s from the 10th Princess Mary´s Own Gurkha Rifles after having served in pre-partition India, WW2 on Burma front and NWFA, after the war in Malaya, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Borneo.
For more info on Brigadier J.H. Montagu please press HERE.
Given time FACTS will triumph over Myths.
The world of Kukri knives can be very confusing, from people stuck on self promoting to various retailers selling the story over a good Kukri, filled with myths and much more in the name of genuine, gurkha ties, birth, hand made, Nepali made.
At Heritage Knives we focus on facts and genuine research and have here two short articles based on the longerwork titled "The 20th Century British Military Gurkha Issue Kukri..." by Mr. J.Sedwell/Spiral, which forms a strong base of what we currently know as a community.
Reproducing Kukris based on time proven antiques requires skills beyond black smithing and thus knowledge is power as we go into battle vs ignorance and myths.