Khukuri Making Workshop in Kathmandu - 1 day

Khukuri Making Workshop in Kathmandu - 1 day

Learn how to make the most iconic Khukuri knife - the pride of the iconic Gurkhas, by taking a Khukuri Making Class in Nepal. The one-day workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn about the art of making the culturally and historically significant Khukuri from Kathmandu's gifted and knowledgeable blacksmiths.

Experience hammering a piece of iron, watching amber sparks flying in the air, and finally polishing the knife. Even with zero experience, you will gain hands-on experience in making Khukuri, the symbol of pride and the weapon of the war of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

  • Getting hands-on experience in Khukuri making from a master blacksmith in Nepal
  • Making your first khukuri knife from scratch
  • Interacting with the local artisans to learn about their lifestyle and traditions

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Pickup, Visit Patan for Khukuri Making Workshop and Dropup

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pickup, Visit Patan for Khukuri Making Workshop and Dropup

Pickup from the hotel

Early in the morning, after breakfast, the guide will pick you up for a drive to Patan, where you will learn the unique art of Khukuri making. Make sure you wear full sleeves and closed shoes, and carry sunglasses to protect you from the sparks from grinding the metal.

Introducing the art of Khukuri-making

Upon arriving at the host's workshop, you will be introduced to the local artisan. The artisans are proficient blacksmiths who have years of experience behind them. They will introduce themselves and share beautiful stories of how their occupation began years ago and gained momentum since the time of the Gurkhas. They will also display pieces of metal weaponry with integrated designs crafted by them.

Hammering, grinding, buffing, and polishing the Khukuri

As Khukuri making is delicate yet dangerous work, we maintain your safety and request you follow the blacksmith's directions. The initial process begins with hammering a raw piece of the iron blade which is about 5 to 6 inches, to give it shape. The blacksmith will do the first grinding to protect you from the amber sparks.

Eventually, after the grinding is done, you will be guided for buffing and finely polishing the Khukuri before adding it to a wooden handle. Viola, you'll have made your very first Khukuri! Once the piece is done, you can take it home as a souvenir of your first Khukuri-making experience. You can also buy small metal weaponry as souvenirs from the hosts' display collection.

Dropoff at the hotel

After one of the most exciting experiences in Kathmandu, the host will bid you farewell, and you will be driven back to the hotel. However, if you wish to extend your classes to a couple more days, you can let us know, and we will organize the same.

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