Item：Mini Jungle (Dragon)
Size of blade: 8 inch
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood handle, 2 x small knives
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
Dragon:: This is so called because of the dragon carving in the blade. The kukri is beautifully carved with dragons on both sides to show more craftsmanship in the blade; however the dragon carving does not have any significant meaning. A kukri like this is more a decorative piece than a working tool although can be used if needed. Makers particularly the “Newars” of Kathmandu who have ancient ties and involvement into carving and sculpture culture do the “Dragon” carving in the khukuri blade to display their skill and exhibit their excellent art handed down since generations. Dragon design is simply done to comply with the elongated shape of the kukri blade. The elongated shape of the Dragon follows through the panel of the kukri blade and finishes giving a suiting and soothing look to the blade. Dragon does not hold any special meaning, it is just a display of skill of the carver and to make the khukuri a fine work of art as a whole. All carvings are done by hand using only basic tools. It takes about 5-6 hours to get a dragon done in a standard sized blade.
A mini sized khukuri either be it for household purpose or outdoor activities or even for jungle warfare. The khukuri knife is intentionally reduced in size so carrying, using and working is easier, swifter and less tiring. Since the knife comes highly useful in jungle and outdoor activities that involves cutting and surviving the name Mini Jungle adequately defines its worthy name.
Mini Jungle is a basic knife with very simply features. It is one of the most common knives in Nepal that is in very good demand as a trekking and outdoor utility knife. Simple yet style of its own makes the knife popular amongst the buyers and users. Gurkhas who’d like to travel light or carry something light yet equally effective also go for the Mini Jungle for accomplishing their military training and exercises. Mini Jungles also make very good gifts and a classic souvenir to take back home from Nepal. Boys and men, both, would get fond of the knife and would want more of it in no time.
Mini Jungle comes with a regular polished blade and polished Indian rosewood handle. The black normal (buffalo hide) leather scabbard is secured with brass tip and has two small accompanying knives; the Karda (small knife) and Chakmak (sharpener).