Dragon:: This is so called because of the dragon carving in the blade. The kukri is beautifully carved with dragons on both sides to show more craftsmanship in the blade; however the dragon carving does not have any significant meaning. A kukri like this is more a decorative piece than a working tool although can be used if needed. Makers particularly the “Newars” of Kathmandu who have ancient ties and involvement into carving and sculpture culture do the “Dragon” carving in the khukuri blade to display their skill and exhibit their excellent art handed down since generations. Dragon design is simply done to comply with the elongated shape of the kukri blade. The elongated shape of the Dragon follows through the panel of the kukri blade and finishes giving a suiting and soothing look to the blade. Dragon does not hold any special meaning, it is just a display of skill of the carver and to make the khukuri a fine work of art as a whole. All carvings are done by hand using only basic tools. It takes about 5-7 hours to get a dragon done in a standard sized blade.
Khukuri: This is the brass version of the Angkhola kukri thus the name “Brass Angkhola”. The regular Angkhola bladed kukri is improvised and enhanced with a metallic handle, Brass or Aluminum sometimes. The metallic form of this special type of handle is executed for durability and to give a fancier look. The kukri knife hence is both, a useable and displayable.
Brass Angkhola has a blade crafted with a semi fuller or layer (hump) that runs across the main (above) panel of the blade. It is made so to give more strength and durability to the width of the blade while in use and also to cut down unnecessary weight of the blade. The curvature will give much needed support to the flat surface by evenly distributing the impact force generated when striking against a target. It is also a display of true craftsmanship as it is difficult to craft. This is a heavy version khukuri therefore the cut down in the weight makes the khukuri easier to use. Moreover the fuller gives a perfect support to the heavy blade as mentioned above.
Brass sometimes aluminum is used to make the hilt in order to prevent it from breaking apart even when exposed in the sun for a longer period of time. The metallic handle also prevents the handle from getting scratches and bruises. A fancy and elegant look, a break from traditional look too, is achieved by the brass handle fitted for this khukuri.
Brass Angkhola has a regular scabbard with a protective brass chape. Both its accompanying knives, “Karda (small utility knife) and Chakmak (sharpener) have brass handle, done to suit the overall look of the khukuri.
Good working cum decorative knife.
Materials / Features:
water buffalo leather scabbard, brass handle, 2 x small knives