Two Older Kukri Gurkha Knives. One with decorated blade, the other plain. Both Kukri include sheath and both smaller knives, silver lion head pommels, water buffalo horn handles . Both with wood scabbards wrapped in leather. The kukri or khukuri is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon in Nepal. Traditionally, it was, and in many cases still is, the basic utility knife of the Nepalese people. It is a characteristic weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles of the British Army, the Assam Rifles, the Assam Regiment, the Garhwal Rifles, the Gorkha regiments of the Indian Army, and of all Gurkha regiment throughout the world, so much so that some English-speakers refer to the weapon as a Gurkha blade or Gurkha knife. The khukuri often appears in Nepalese heraldry and is used in many traditional rituals such as wedding ceremonies.urkha The kukri, khukri, and kukkri spellings are of Indian origin, the original Nepali form being khukuri. Both approx 17" long. Weight combined 3 pds. PROVENANCE: This estate was attached to the US Embassy in India, mid 20th century. A Charleston SC Private Estate.