Papu WW1 Kukri
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The PAPU Kukri Knife,

WW1 era.

Nepalese Army.


179 usd


Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent
Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent



The Papu Kukri knife is a classical military Kukri from World War 1.

We at Heritage Knives worked with two original antique Papu Kukri knives, studied various other Papu style Kukri´s and over time have developed this fine and mighty Kukri, The PAPU, the Master.

The originals were carried by the Nepalese Contingent during WW1 era, while in colonial India, which included the war in Afghanistan of 1919.


A Large +15 inch blade supported by great balance, a design made for battle and a powerful knife that chops almost anything into pieces. 


We test all our knives harshly to some of the highest standards in the business. 


Further information on the Papu & Budhume Kukri can be found below and in menu under Kukri History / Nepalese Military 19th - 20th Century / Budhume


Regiments of the Nepalese Army served during WW1 in colonial India and among others fought in Afghanistan, gaining praises at par with the Gurkhas of the British Indian Army.

Batch 01 Fall;

Weight 850 g. Heritage Knives Standard Handle.


Batch 02 Summer;

Weight 675 g. Original Traditional Standard Handle.


Batch 03 Fall: Scheduled Spring 2020.


The repro follows the original Papu Kukri measurement range. 



SPECS:


Blade: 15 Inch, Imported High Carbon Spring steel


Handle:

Himalayan dark wood. 

Batch 01= 4,5 inch / Batch 02 = 5 inch

incl. bolster. 


Etc: Stainless Steel Buttcap and Alloy metal Bolster.


Scabbard: Traditional Old Style, Authentic Black leather scabbard with metal tip (MK style) and Karda & Chakmak. Traditional black buttons on front of scabbard for waistband. Back side with traditional "khisa" pouch.   

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Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent
Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent
Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent
Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent
Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent 2nd battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles Dehradun Kothimora Kukri WW2 Tank Pilot Aircrew Air Force Pilot m43 mk2 kukri issue, Knife and Kukri/Khukuri semi custom maker Heritage Knives in Nepal, webpage Kilatools.com, we test each blade in all stages of production. Our quality and testing methods follow those of International standard and as used in Europe and North America. A producer and retailer of the famous Gurkha Gorkha knife of Nepal. From 20th century to 19th and 18th century based design. Our Kukri khukuri knives include some of the best and closest reproductions of the C.B.I. small MK 2, WW2 issue M43, classical MK 3, The WW1 Papu Khukuri, Officer´s Chirra and several others. Own creations based on military issue and private purchase Kukris include among others, The outdoor MK3. Heritage knives has an awesome line of military Kukri knives with blade lengths from 8 to 16 inches long. Our Knives are made for use with new high carbon 5160 or 52100 steel, properly forged and worked with in a blend of Himalayan mountain and western practises, quenched, heat treated and made to highest quality and standards. Best in use during camping, nature walks, outdoor life & bushcraft. Bushcrafting.  We forge our Khukuri/Kukris based on those used in battle and war, genuine antique. User friendly, functional, innovative, respectful, heritage considerate knife maker, custom maker, blade smith, blade maker with some of the best Kukri knives available.  India, Dehradun. China, Burma, Far East, Asia, Empire, World, khukuri house. Best quality, customer service, museum, photo, kora, image, blades, soldier, Himalayas, tora, mountains, mora, dagger, viking, mt. Everest, Brigade, photo, image, traditional, award winner, amazing, genuine, British military, Indian army, nepal armed forces, war, battle weapon, tactical tool. 20th Century Military Repro Kukri Knives, Standard Gurkha Issue, Private Purchase and Military Use. Sirkukri, Gurkha antiques. Social cause entrepreneur to empower skills and knowledge. Good karma. the hump chindit regiment butcher traditional Heritage Knives Nepal, Kukri Khukuri Khukri Gurkha Gurkhas Gorkha blade knive knife blades sword dagger, blacksmith, foredinfire, award winning, forged, handmade, authentic, original, best maker, warrior, battle, functional, high quality, innovation, heritage, respect, viking, antique, image, ww2, ww1, british army, indian army, nepal military, workshop, knifemaker, semi custom, supplier, handcrafted, bushcraft, outdoor, safari, bush, camping, gear, buy, purchase, shop, retailer, supplier, tools, equipment, himalayas, mountains, trekking, hiking, adventure sports, real, original, dharan, kathmandu, historical, CBI, burma, china, heat treated, quenching, m43, mk2, mk3, mk1, officer, soldier, issue, test, testing, warranty, anglo war, hanshee, lambendh, reproduction, replica, high standard, montagu, sirupate, angkhola.

Proper historical information based on academic research is needed in the world of Kukri knives and we here present two articles from

Dr. Benjamin Judkins work titled

"Identifying and Collecting the Nepalese Military Kukri."


Dr. Judkins is a leading expert on Nepalese Military Kukri Knives and have handled hundred of them over the years, add that to his in depth knowledge of Martial Arts and being a Professor. 


Left: Military Budhume: A masterpiece of craftmanship

(The Papu Kukri belong to the Budhume style and is discussed here)


Right: Introduction: The Traditional Military Kukri & Why Only Nepalese Military Kukri?


For his full article please press HERE

Papu kukri WW1 khukuri gurkha knife by heritage knives of nepal dharan knifemaker producer quality focused modern technology methods image ikhrs antique award original best blademaker in himalayas mountains asia british india kathmandu sirkukri gorkha bushcraft outdoor military tactical survival hiking gear tools life custom knife maker semi custom respect innovation functional functionality nepalese army military forge black smith anvil wood horn hammer trade collect useful allied contingent. 2nd battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles Dehradun Kothimora Kukri WW2 Tank Pilot Aircrew Air Force Pilot m43 mk2 kukri issue, Knife and Kukri/Khukuri semi custom maker Heritage Knives in Nepal, webpage Kilatools.com, we test each blade in all stages of production. Our quality and testing methods follow those of International standard and as used in Europe and North America. A producer and retailer of the famous Gurkha Gorkha knife of Nepal. From 20th century to 19th and 18th century based design. Our Kukri khukuri knives include some of the best and closest reproductions of the C.B.I. small MK 2, WW2 issue M43, classical MK 3, The WW1 Papu Khukuri, Officer´s Chirra and several others. Own creations based on military issue and private purchase Kukris include among others, The outdoor MK3. Heritage knives has an awesome line of military Kukri knives with blade lengths from 8 to 16 inches long. Our Knives are made for use with new high carbon 5160 or 52100 steel, properly forged and worked with in a blend of Himalayan mountain and western practises, quenched, heat treated and made to highest quality and standards. Best in use during camping, nature walks, outdoor life & bushcraft. Bushcrafting.  We forge our Khukuri/Kukris based on those used in battle and war, genuine antique. User friendly, functional, innovative, respectful, heritage considerate knife maker, custom maker, blade smith, blade maker with some of the best Kukri knives available.  India, Dehradun. China, Burma, Far East, Asia, Empire, World, khukuri house. Best quality, customer service, museum, photo, kora, image, blades, soldier, Himalayas, tora, mountains, mora, dagger, viking, mt. Everest, Brigade, photo, image, traditional, award winner, amazing, genuine, British military, Indian army, nepal armed forces, war, battle weapon, tactical tool. 20th Century Military Repro Kukri Knives, Standard Gurkha Issue, Private Purchase and Military Use. Sirkukri, Gurkha antiques. Social cause entrepreneur to empower skills and knowledge. Good karma. the hump chindit regiment butcher traditional Heritage Knives Nepal, Kukri Khukuri Khukri Gurkha Gurkhas Gorkha blade knive knife blades sword dagger, blacksmith, foredinfire, award winning, forged, handmade, authentic, original, best maker, warrior, battle, functional, high quality, innovation, heritage, respect, viking, antique, image, ww2, ww1, british army, indian army, nepal military, workshop, knifemaker, semi custom, supplier, handcrafted, bushcraft, outdoor, safari, bush, camping, gear, buy, purchase, shop, retailer, supplier, tools, equipment, himalayas, mountains, trekking, hiking, adventure sports, real, original, dharan, kathmandu, historical, CBI, burma, china, heat treated, quenching, m43, mk2, mk3, mk1, officer, soldier, issue, test, testing, warranty, anglo war, hanshee, lambendh, reproduction, replica, high standard, montagu, sirupate, angkhola.
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PAPU Kukri, Batch 01 Fall:


PAPU Kukri, Batch 02 Summer:

While on the Western Front, Middle East, North Africa the Nepalese hillmen of the Gurkha Rifles were fighting bravely and won their first Victoria Cross (Kulbir Thapa VC 1915 &Karan Bahadur Rana VC 1918, both 3rd GR). 


During WW1 the Kukri knife of the Gurkhas became widely known and a legendary knife to the general population.Over the course of history several VC´s and other Gallantry awards have been won with a Kukri in hand. 


WW1 AND WW2 KUKRI/KHUKURI KNIVES FROM HERITAGE KNIVES.

KUKRI HISTORY WITH GURKHAS AND NEPAL.


KUKRI/KHUKURI KNIFE MAKING AT HERITAGE KNIVES.