Kukri knives are not only powerful and useful, some of them are just plain gorgeous to look at. Whether you’re looking for the best kukri knives to take camping or want one to keep around the house, you’re in the right place. We’ve researched some of the best-selling products to put together a list of reviews to help make buying one a little easier. But first, let’s look at some of the features you should keep in mind.
Blade Length: How you want to use your kukri knife determines how long the blade should be. Want to tackle an overgrown camping site? Go for a longer blade. Looking for a knife for daily use? Maybe go a little smaller.
Blade Material: All of the blades in our top ten products are made of some form of steel. What’s so great about steel? It’s tough, easy to sharpen, and will last a long time if you take proper care of it.
Handle Material: Handle materials vary. Some are made of resins or rubber while others are made of wood. They’ll each feel differently in your hand and change the aesthetic of the knife. Get the material that you personally like best.
Includes Sheath: Most of our top picks include a sheath. Some are beautiful, some are simple, but all serve an important purpose: to protect the blade from damage. A good sheath will also protect you from the blade.
Weight: Weight varies depending on what you want to use your Kukri for. If you want to do heavy duty work, you’ll generally need a heavy duty knife. But it’s important to make sure it’s light enough to handle safely.
Genuine Gurkha: To be considered genuine, the knife has to be made by a genuine Gurkha from Nepal. The process has been passed down from generation to generation. Genuine Gurkha Kukri knives will have some variation because they’re all handmade.
Now that you know what to look for when choosing between these high end machetes, let’s jump right into our Kukri knife review. We were genuinely surprised at the variety we found! If you don’t have a lot of time, take a look at our top pick and budget pick first to get an idea of what’s available. If you do have time, stick around and keep reading to see the rest of our reviews. Okay, let’s dive right in!