Importance tips on Maintenance and Handling of khukuri.
khukuri should be well oiled with motor oil/gun oil etc after use or if the owner tend to keep it inside the scabbard for a long time.(It is applicable only to those khukuri which is bound to be use in the field or in the bush.)
khukuri should be clean with water, wipe it dry and oiled after use with any sort of edible oil (aviod Mustard oil as it will leave stain on the blade) if it is bound to be use in the kitchen. Try not to use it on any acidic groceries such as lemon, onion etc.
As this khukuri being made with high grade carbon steel, it is very easy to sharp the edge with any whet stone. If the sharpener (which comes along with the khukuri) takes a long time.
In case of rust development on the blade (as the khukuri is never been made with stainless steel) rub it with fine sandpaper promptly and oiled.
Brass fittings can be clean by any brass cleaner using soft clothes. Liquid Shoe Polish can be use on the leather scabbard to make it look new.
DO NOT encircle the scabbard (specially leather) with your fingers as this may cause extreme injury to your inner fingers. This is due to that the scabbards are always made with two pieces of wood and it is only wrapped with leather from outside. So the edge of the blade sometime comes through the gap in between the two pieces of wood with cutting the leather onto your inner fingers.
Always hold the upper edge of the scabbard or back part of it with your palm of one hand. Then draw the blade from the scabbard slowly holding the handle with other hand and tucked it inside the same way.
Avoid keep striking khukuri hard on the metal substance or stone, as this may cause damage to the edge.
Always keep khukuri in an angle above or below than 90 degree (the edge facing ground)while using. By doing this the edge will last long.
This khukuri is not made according to that of throwing knives,so avoid throwing it until and unless you are a professional knives handler.
Before buying our product please read the following so you can be sure that you are buying genuine product from genuine sellers. As we all know that the khukuri (gurkhaknife) is made famous by the British/Indian/Nepal Gurkha Army all over the world since World War I days. As it is rightly said that a Gurkha soldier without khukuri is nothing.
From the past to present many British Gurkha Army soldiers have been decorated with Victoria Cross the highest Medal of Honor by the British Army. Even the Queen of England stands up and salutes the V.C. winner