Welcome to Tora Blades where you will find a fine array of traditionally made Nepalese Kukri.
It has been Tora's aim to replicate fully functional traditional Nepalese utility models and old British Gurkha Battalion and Ordanance models, which were designed to suit the needs of a Military man.
Due to the ever increasing hassle of dealing with customs and the ever more finicky English Post Office we are now sending the kukri direct from Nepal. This is also in part due to the fact that Tora is only a husband and wife team who work full-time elsewhere and time has become limited. After an initial trial period, this seems to be working well.
May 2016 UPDATE - Following the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, Tora Kukri is back up and running. However, please be aware that lead times in the production of kukri can and will take longer due to transport difficulties following the devastating quakes and more recently due to the fuel crisis and indian blockade which has made the supply of materials such as wood, horn, leather and coal very difficult. The kukri's are made in what was one of the most hard hit areas and our kami all lost their homes. Many of them are still living in temporary accommodation and tents. Tora along with many of our loyal customers have helped to support our kami and manager along with there families.
Placed your order between 1st Jan 2016 - 30th April? Your kukri's have been despatched - you will receive an email with tracking details shortly.
Placed your order after 1st May 2016? This batch of kukri will start production in August and we estimate that they will be ready to ship around October/November 2016 (but this is subject to change). If you arent prepared to wait, please do not place an order!
For further info, and to be kept up to date - please request to join the "Tora Kukri" facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/groups/670689393015133/.
Please see below video which shows that warpage is quite normal on both antique and modern kukri.
We hope you enjoy our store, and the many high quality and authentic kukri we have to offer, and if you have any queries regarding any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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