Designed by Heritage Knives and a well known collector, based on traditional martial Hanshee Kukris knives from the late 18th to mid 19th century, as used by the early Gurkhas and Gorkhalis.
Based on History
Purano Dal v.02 Hanshee Kukri
is a light weight Kukri with long handle, similar to those used when Nepal was being united and the start of the Gurkhas in the late 18th to mid 19th century.
A fine historical based Kukri which has been based on traditional antique Kukris from the late 1700´s to mid 1800´s in our collection and through many years of research.
Please read Purano Dal Kukri v. 01 if you need more historical information regarding this Kukri or send us a message.
Simply, this is a lightweight Kukri made for warriors and warfare, easy to use, well balanced and leathal.
Imported New Spring Steel,
Blade 35,5 cm.
14 cm incl. bolster.
Overall 46,5 cm
Stick tang attached to buttplate.
Ca 525 g
Scabbard of black leather covered wood, with Karda and Chakmak.
Guranteed to serve you well and always perform to high standards, a world of Quality Kukri knives from Heritage Knives, awaits your exploration.
The Purano Dal Kukri holds up excellent in use and in our tests, some which can be seen on the videos by scrolling down and looking on the left side or on our Youtube channel. It has become a favorite among the Martial Arts community.
It is also a fantastic display Kukri.
Small things that matter and makes a differance, the tinder/flint pouch for example is made as in old days.
This old Hanshee (above) via Gurkha Antiques we used for inspiration for the two versions of the Purano Dal Kukri (below).
Heritage Knives take on the Hanshee was not to replicate, but to inspire us and the work we do, to live up to the spirit of the original. In the making of the Purano Dal several other Hanshee Kukri´s were used as a source of inspiration and study.
The Purano Dal (Old Regimental) Kukri was forged and made with historical events that shaped Nepal and the Gurkhas in mind, the nature of warfare, use of various traditional weapons, specially old Kukri styles as used by our forefathers in mind. The Image in the background is of Captain Balbhadra Kunwor, the commander of Khalanga Nalapani Fort, close to Dehradun, during the Anglo-Gurkha War in 1814.
Further Reading and Information:
Articles based on Dr. Benjamin Judkins
work titled "Identifying and Collecting the Nepalese Military Kukri"
"Mythology of the Kukri: Sign & Symbol"
Here divided into shorter parts.
Full set of the articles can be accesed HERE.
Enjoy & Happy reading :-)