Kukri / Khukuri Articles and Research
Heritage Knives have compiled and uploaded some of the leading material on Kukri research and Gurkha/Gorkha/Gorkhali military history. It is to document and illustrate what has been done, what needs to be done and largely still a field which needs to be explored. Many issues with Kukri knives, specially antiques is on a most likely possibility due to lack of proper information. On the other hand myths, legends and rumors are plenty and genuine research, documentation to counter it.
When we are not busy forging Kukri´s for you we are usually deep into researching by both reading, archive digging and exploring the last remains of a living culture of the martial heritage of the Gurkhas and Nepal with the Kukri/Khukuri in focus.
Here under in ARTICLES & RESEARCH you will find:
Ron Flook´s British & Commonwealth Military Knives (1999).
Chuck Karwan´s The Gurkha Kukri (1980´s).
Philip Rawson´s The Indian Sword (1967).
Lord Egerton of Tatton´s Indian and Oriental Arms and Armour (1896).
more will follow as time allows, material becomes available and many other factors as life happens.
Do not miss the other articles and post on KUKRI HISTORY:
Jonathan Sedwell (Spiral), 20th Century British Military Gurkha Issue Kukri (2006/2015).
Benjamin Judkins, Nepalese Military Kukri (2012).
and various Kukri and Gurkha related material from SirKukri,
including the three section "Quotes" from the
We look forward to further research, assist fellow collectors and Kukri affecionados and find out more as time goes. We firmly belive that over the first half of the 21st century we must find out more and see the birth of a high quality book on the Kukri knife which has been thoroughly researched and not a recast of old myths and legends. It is time knowledge prevails!
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best regards & Jai Kukri from your
mates and family