Along the traditions of our humble life to our renowned bravery in battles and wars, the Khukri has become an integral part of our identity.While the design of Khukris can vary, the most popularly known are those with an inwardly curved blade along a smooth or an angled spine with a flared butt in its handle. The thickness of the blade varies along its length making a multi purpose utility tool and a feared weapon all at the same time. Its design is a mark of exemplary efficiency,elegant beauty and the unique heritage of our local craftsmanship. In its curves and indents, lies its beauty and power. And when you pair this mark of Nepalese culture with the brave Gorkhali soldiers, you begin a chapter of an irreplaceable legacy.
The Khukri holds the history of generations of bravery, courage and dignity of our Gurkhali soldiers. From the wars of own land to the First World War, the Second World War, the Falkland Wars, our brave Gorkhali Soldiers with their Khukris in hand, have become markers of bravery and courage. Their partnership has emboldened their reputation as the fearful, undefeated and honourable soldiers whose identity as the Gurkhali soldiers with their Khukuri has hailed respect from all around the world. Their role has left a stamp in the shaping of the world’s history, a stamp that we are deeply proud of.
The Khukri is as relevant and integral to our identity as it was almost 400 years ago. You can still see soldiers of our Nepal Army with a Khukri strapped to their belt, in uniform. It continues to simultaneously be a national emblem and a fearful weapon. And when you pay closer attention you will find that the Khukri and its tradition among the ordinary people is still alive as ever,as we use it both for practical purposes and for our traditional rituals. The Khukri has been and still is a beautiful and honourable element of our country’s rich identity.