About the Gurkhas' 13" Traditional Cheetlange Brass Handle". This is traditional cheetlange khukuri.
This Khukuri comes from Cheetlang village of Nepal where skillful craftsmen make this special kind of Khukuri/Kukri, Therefore it is called Cheetlange Khukure. It is simple working as well as decorative knife. The handle and the blade of this Khukuri are different than other Khukuri. The blade is made of highly graded carbon Steel. It has 13" long blade and 5" handle.The Handle is Rat tail and made of Brass. Special Sheath is made of water buffalo leather. The Blade, Handle, Sheath and even small knives called Karda and Chakmak are high-end finished. It can be used to chop wood, fire wood, bone, cleaning bushes. Two Accessory Knives: The Karda; which has a sharp edge is used of skinning animal hairs & other one is called Chakmak (blunt) is used for sharpening blade. This is handcrafted kukri therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement. Blade Size & Type: 13OR 33.02 cm, Highly Grade Carbon Steel, Highly Polished. Blade Thickness: 3/8 Or 0.95mm at the spine(Approx). Handle size: 5.1/4 Or 13.33cm, Rat-Tail tang, made of Brass. Overall Length: 18.1/4 or 45.97 cm from tip to pommel.
Sheath: Cotton Covered in Buffalo hide. Blade Weight: 2.5 oz or 700 grams. Overall Weight: 2 lbs or 24.70 oz or 907grams.
Kukri factory in Eastern Nepal. Blade Hardness: spine: 22-25 RC, Belly:45-46 RC, Edge: 58-60 RC, Steel Type: 5160 Car Spring.