Item：Sirupate 15" (Famous)
Size of blade: 15 inch
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
“SiruPate” is a typical Nepalese word derived from a leaf’s name found in the hill areas of Nepal. “Siru” is the plant’s name and leaf of it is called “Paat”. Since the shape of the Siru’s leaf inspires the shape of the SiruPate khukuri, the name is given so. SiruPate is a very traditional khukuri that is used in marriage ceremony and other religious events. It also accompanies a male dancer to perform the traditional “Kukri Dance” in Nepal.
In the rural villages of hillside of Nepal farmers carry out their daily domestic and livelihood work always carrying a khukuri knife. Therefore a need for a handy, functional and mobile khukuri becomes necessary, that would indeed assist to accomplish an objective. Since a SiruPate is slender, lighter and handier - making it more practical than other khukuris, farmers prefer it and rely on it. The knife not only helps a farmer do his daily profession but also safe guards him from imminent threats and danger from wild animals while in woods. This special bond between the user and the khukuri keeps the user stable, strong and always at bay. The khukuri really becomes his guarding angel physically, mentally and religiously.
A SiruPate is a slimmer and lighter compared to other kukris yet very effective. The mobility and easy-going feature of the knife make it more special and extra than its counterparts. It is designed for daily household use and also for outdoor. It is one of the most famous and common khukuris in Nepal, and thus in high demand. It is highly recommended for those who like to travel light - equally good for gifts too. This particular SiruPate 15” is actually the longer version of the standard SiruPate designed for more coverage and wider area so that a single swing/stroke is good enough to get the job done. The blade is light and handy even though longer (a full 15” bladed) thus cutting is swift and easy. It can be used as a machete to clear bush, to cut small trees and branches, to clear under-growth etc. The effortless yet effective SiruPate 15” would be a great knife to pick up from when longer yet lighter functional knife is wanted.
This SiruPate comes in a basic rat-tail tang handle with wooden grip secured with brass fittings.