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 upon the completion of a pre-order batch.
December 2016 UPDATE - Following the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015, Tora Kukri is 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.
GK Kukri's - Placed your order between 1st May - 31st August 2016? - This batch of kukri are currently in final stages of production. Originally estimated to complete end of October - Mid November, this has been delayed due to various religious festivals observed by our kami and due to difficulties obtaining materials. Latest update is that the kukri blades are finished, but scabbards are taking longer than expected due to thicker leather which takes longer to handstitch. We anticipate that these will be with our shipping agent around 15th-22nd December.
GK Kukri's - Placed an order after 1st September 2016? This is the next batch of pre-orders. They won't be available to ship until March 2017, but this is only a rough estimate and is subject to change. Please don't place a pre-order if you are not prepared to wait!
KTM Kukri's - Placed your order between 1st August - 4th December 2016? These are also in final stages of completion and will be with our shipping agent around 15th December and so should be with you soon - you will receive an email with tracking info when your order is despatched.
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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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