Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
This my second Khuhkri knife the other I have had for nearly 16 years. The Khuhkri is an ethnic blade in which the design has been perfected and passed down since the beginning of the iron age. The knife does not come sharp and care must be taken to maintain the bevel angle as it changes along the length of the blade becoming much wider at the throat. The blade is good high carbon probably spring steel and takes a good edge. The Khuhkri also comes with two smaller knives which I understand are actually burnishers and intended to help maintain and already sharp knife. The pockets on my new sheath are not well formed and barely fit the two secondary knives. I have to force them in and you can hear them break the adhesive holding the goat skin to the wooden liner. I will also need to reduce the height of the wooden ring in the middle of the handle. On the new knife it is much too proud and wears on your hand. On my older Khuhkri it is lower and instills confidence as it improves your grip on the blade. I know there are some real high tech Khuhkri type blades out there but I just do not think they can match the almost anachronistic/ archaic feeling you get when holding and using these blades. Like I said the design itself was most likely developed in the Iron age. It is like holding a little piece of history. Also,the Khuhkri is much more substantial than most machetes'.