$39 – $49
Spine Thickness at Bolster: 5mm
Total Weight: 120g
So often amongst nepalese khukuri houses you see managers trying to make their blacksmiths work like machines. Not only in physically pushing them so hard, but also in trying to have them replicate the results and processes of mass manufacture. It’s tremendously inefficient and never quite works out. Blacksmithing has its own processes and knives should be designed directly with them in mind. That’s evident in a lot of the features and finishes we do on our knives but is more or less the entire purpose of the cursive EDC. It’s a perfect of example of how sometimes when you embrace the quirks and imperfections of a handmade process you can end up with something far more beautiful than can be produced by any machine.
The Cursive EDC is a gorgeous and functional piece of sculpted steel. It has a gorgeous 4 inch drop point blade with just the right amount of straight edge and belly for maximum utility. The blade is 4mm thick and tapers along it’s entire length for reduced weight, better stress dispersion and maximum cutting efficiency. The handle is simply a part of the blade which has been stretched into an extended tang, which the blacksmiths have laboriously forged into a gradual taper. This is then curled around perfectly to form the shape of the handle from which this knife gets its name. This combination of knife and handle is often called a striker knife because of the ability to use the rear of this handle in conjuction with flint or a similar rock to throw sparks when making a fire. The handle has perfectly rounded smoothed edges for comfort and is shaped to fill the hand while also giving a fair amount of retention. The tang terminates at the heel of the blade which acts as a guard to stop your hand sliding forward in use, while you can slide some of your fingers through the hollow section of the handle for a variety of novel, high retention grips. The entire blade is left with the original rough forge finish for texture, character and corrosion resistance.
The Cursive EDC is a beautiful, affordable and capable addition to your knife collection while also ahving the functionality and durability to stake out a permanent place in your EDC arsenal. High cutting performance, refined design executed by highly skilled traditional Blacksmiths, this is the kind of knife that Kailash blades is all about.
PLEASE NOTE: The cord wrap shown here is not standard but can be arranged through a custom order. Before Purchase, please read through our section on Warranty and Factory Seconds for information on the different grind types, tang options and how they affect the level of warranty we offer.