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Parts of Khukuri

Kukri Blade

  • Keeper (Hira Jornu): Spade/Diamond shaped metal/brass plate used to seal the butt cap.
  • Butt Cap (Chapri): Thick metal/brass plate used to secure the handle to the tang.
  • Tang (Paro): Rear piece of the blade that goes through the handle
  • Bolster (Kanjo): Thick metal/brass round shaped plate between blade and handle made to support and reinforce the fixture.
  • Spine (Beet): Thickest blunt edge of the blade.
  • Fuller/Groove (Khol): Straight groove or deep line that runs along part of the upper spine.
  • Peak (Juro): Highest point of the blade.
  • Main body (Ang): Main surface or panel of the blade.
  • Fuller (Chirra): Curvature/Hump in the blade made to absorb impactand to reduce unnecessary weight.
  • Tip (Toppa): Starting point of the blade.
  • Edge (Dhaar): Sharp edge of the blade.
  • Belly (Bhundi): Widest part/area of the blade.
  • Bevel (Patti): Slope from the main body until the sharp edge.
  • Cho/Notch (Kaudi): A distinctive cut (numeric 3 like shape) in the edge functioned as a blood dropper and others.
  • Ricasso (Ghari): Blunt area between notch and bolster.
  • Rings (Harhari): Round circles in the handle.
  • Rivet (Khil): Steel or metal bolt to fasten or secure tang to the handle.
  • Tang Tail (Puchchar): Last point of the kukri blade.

Kukri Scabbard

  • Frog (Faras): Belt holder especially made of thick leather (2mm to 4mm) encircling the scabbard close towards the throat.
  • Upper Edge (Mathillo Bhaag): Spine of the scabbard where holding should be done when handling a kukri.
  • Lace (Tuna): A leather cord used to sew or attach two ends of the frog. Especially used in army types (not available in this pic).
  • Main Body (Sharir): The main body or surface of the scabbard. Generally made in semi oval shape.
  • Chape (Khothi): Pointed metallic tip of the scabbard. Used to protect the naked tip of a scabbard.
  • Loop (Golie): Round leather room/space where a belt goes through attached/fixed to the keeper with steel rivets.
  • Throat (Mauri): Entrance towards the interior of the scabbard for the blade.
  • Strap/Ridge (Bhunti): Thick raw leather encircling the scabbard made to create a hump to secure the frog from moving or wobbling (not available in this pic).
  • Lower Edge (Tallo Bhag): Belly/curvature of the scabbard.