Khukri House

#1
If you are interested in getting a kukhri, either for "best" or display or field, can I recommend the Neapalese Kukhuri House? I ordered mine on Wednesday, from Nepal, and it arrived at 0800 this morning. For 98 dollars US I received No.1 Kukhri and display stand. At that price, that quality and that speed of delivery - can't say fairer than "ramro"!
 
#4
GLESGA-NED said:
Cuddles, no offence mate but you got ripped!
In what way? I paid 60 bucks for the steel and the rest for almost same day delivery. The quality is issue if not better. It came with a display stand, which saved me the trouble of knocking one up. As GDav so succinctly puts it how was I ripped? Do you have any idea how much a pusser's issue one costs?

Not ripped, pleasantly surprised - almost as surprised as when I found it was missing followuing my burglary some months ago!
 
#5
I did 4 years in a Gurkha unit and earnt one for free.
 
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#6
Cuddles said:
GLESGA-NED said:
Cuddles, no offence mate but you got ripped!
In what way? I paid 60 bucks for the steel and the rest for almost same day delivery. The quality is issue if not better. It came with a display stand, which saved me the trouble of knocking one up. As GDav so succinctly puts it how was I ripped? Do you have any idea how much a pusser's issue one costs?

Not ripped, pleasantly surprised - almost as surprised as when I found it was missing followuing my burglary some months ago!
As I said CUDDLES no offence! What you failed to point out in your post was that you paid just as much for the postage as you did for the knife and stand. You must have wanted it real bad. I maybe wasn't as clear with my post as I could have been. Listen all I'm saying is. Having served with a Gurkha unit, they were only approx 10 quid a pop in 2005 and for a fcuk of massive ceremonial sheath one, it was about 30 quid. I make no assumption on you serving with a Gurkha unit so thus, I didn't mention anything alse in my original post. However why did you want it so quickly?
 
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Cuddles said:
If you are interested in getting a kukhri, either for "best" or display or field, can I recommend the Neapalese Kukhuri House? I ordered mine on Wednesday, from Nepal, and it arrived at 0800 this morning. For 98 dollars US I received No.1 Kukhri and display stand. At that price, that quality and that speed of delivery - can't say fairer than "ramro"!
Was it this site Cuddles?

http://www.gurkhas-kukris.com/catalog/products.php?id=31fa874
 
#9
I got a few in my collection, Kukhuri house is not the only one to deal with it, http://www.toratoratora.co.uk/catalogue/category.asp?id=6
toratora kuhuri shop will sell them and they are off good quality posted from the UK as well, I have some from them as well as from Kukhuri house, my favourite is the Commando Kukhuri which was designed jointly with 42 commando, very well designed Kuk no longer on sale it seems, even better they ALL have Hindu writing with the name of the Blacksmith that made it.

good value IMO and I don't work for them :)
 
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semper said:
I got a few in my collection, Kukhuri house is not the only one to deal with it, http://www.toratoratora.co.uk/catalogue/category.asp?id=6
toratora kuhuri shop will sell them and they are off good quality posted from the UK as well, I have some from them as well as from Kukhuri house, my favourite is the Commando Kukhuri which was designed jointly with 42 commando, very well designed Kuk no longer on sale it seems, even better they ALL have Hindu writing with the name of the Blacksmith that made it.

good value IMO and I don't work for them :)
Semper, could I ask WHY??
 
#12
GLESGA-NED said:
semper said:
I got a few in my collection, Kukhuri house is not the only one to deal with it, http://www.toratoratora.co.uk/catalogue/category.asp?id=6
toratora kuhuri shop will sell them and they are off good quality posted from the UK as well, I have some from them as well as from Kukhuri house, my favourite is the Commando Kukhuri which was designed jointly with 42 commando, very well designed Kuk no longer on sale it seems, even better they ALL have Hindu writing with the name of the Blacksmith that made it.

good value IMO and I don't work for them :)
Semper, could I ask WHY??
why what ?
 
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#13
semper said:
GLESGA-NED said:
semper said:
I got a few in my collection, Kukhuri house is not the only one to deal with it, http://www.toratoratora.co.uk/catalogue/category.asp?id=6
toratora kuhuri shop will sell them and they are off good quality posted from the UK as well, I have some from them as well as from Kukhuri house, my favourite is the Commando Kukhuri which was designed jointly with 42 commando, very well designed Kuk no longer on sale it seems, even better they ALL have Hindu writing with the name of the Blacksmith that made it.

good value IMO and I don't work for them :)
Semper, could I ask WHY??
why what ?
You have said you have a few in your collection, Why? what, presuming they are knifes do you do with them all!!
 
#14
GLESGA-NED said:
chocolate_frog said:
I did 4 years in a Gurkha unit and earnt one for free.
Ditto Chocolate!
Loads of us did. So what. The original post was an informative one. Yours on the other hand comes across as condescending bragging.
 
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Rumrunner said:
GLESGA-NED said:
chocolate_frog said:
I did 4 years in a Gurkha unit and earnt one for free.
Ditto Chocolate!
Loads of us did. So what. The original post was an informative one. Yours on the other hand comes across as condescending bragging.
Well I'm sorry it seems that way. I do feel that my initial post was, in my opinion right. The rest is just the follow on to what cuddles was asking or a follow on to a question. I mean not to be condesending or a billy.
 
#16
GLESGA-NED said:
semper said:
GLESGA-NED said:
semper said:
I got a few in my collection, Kukhuri house is not the only one to deal with it, http://www.toratoratora.co.uk/catalogue/category.asp?id=6
toratora kuhuri shop will sell them and they are off good quality posted from the UK as well, I have some from them as well as from Kukhuri house, my favourite is the Commando Kukhuri which was designed jointly with 42 commando, very well designed Kuk no longer on sale it seems, even better they ALL have Hindu writing with the name of the Blacksmith that made it.

good value IMO and I don't work for them :)
Semper, could I ask WHY??
why what ?
You have said you have a few in your collection, Why? what, presuming they are knifes do you do with them all!!
I think it may be because they are genuine works of art and a historical Item, they are displayed in a cabinet including the Silver Kothimoras and I do use 2 for my camping trip and bloody useful they are too, just because I have a few doesn't make me a nutter, I have loads of kitchen knives in my drawer with very very sharp blades, does that make me a nutter ?, [sarcastic mode on] even a Ninja Katana style paper scissors can be a sign of madness especially when combined with a sewing kit Shogunate style Scissors [sarcastic mode off]
 
#18
I have actually visited the Kathmandu Kukri House in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. In late '99 it was being run by an ex WO2 from Queen's Gurkha Signals. It was a fine place with every variety of Kukri from a 2" brass letter opener to the big ones they use for the Diwali sacrifices.

From memory I paid £6 for the issue ones I bought & £11 for thw WW2 pattern one (rosewood handle instead of buffalo horn, plus a longer blade).

It was also full of information about how the kukris are made & used. I brought several back & sold them to guys in the battalion. One later told me he'd used it to dig a Land Rover out of a ditch with.
 
#19
GLESGA-NED said:
Semper, thanks for the relpy just woundering.
So, in all sincerity, can you supply any of us up here in Poragemunching land with same in a display case?

One would look very good on the wall of my office.
 
#20
I am sorry if I didn't make myself clear...I was replacing the one which was stolen, speed was not of the essence but pleasing to get it so quick. I got my original one from the boys in the Satcom Tp at Split, whose backsides I wiped, noses I kept clean and almost meltdown over public funds accounting averted!

Purchase prices in 1999 and 2005 are perhaps interesting, if slightly irrelevant!
 
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