Over the weekend I attended the Nepali Festival in DC. It was an interesting introduction to time management and organizational skills in Nepal. I arrived early so I didn’t have to wait in any food lines.. so I was one of the lucky ones. All in all I had a good time and was able to enjoy delicious momo’s, goat curry and a spicy potato salad. I was also able to purchase a few gift t-shirts and a very beautiful knife which I will send to my son-in-law who loves collectors knives.
This particular knife is called a “खुकुरी” and is an example of the national knife of Nepal. they are also called Gurkha knives and are used by most Nepalese for cooking, cutting wood, decoration and safety. They are very well-known for their cutting power.. and even this older knife I bought ($15) was so sharp I was afraid to take it out of it’s cover…which by the way was also very sharp. The name Gurkha comes from the original use of the knife by Gurkha soldiers since 1814. Beautiful piece. There are some interesting stories around this knife that I won’t post here as they are pretty gruesome. I hope you enjoy.
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