Pensioner

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Description

Blade Length: 13″
Handle Length: 5.5″
Spine Thickness at Bolster: 6mm
Blade weight: 580g

This handsome blade originated as a Custom Order for Shawn Hatcher from Hatcher Knives. During his travels through the internet, he came upon some pictures of this khukuri and was captivated by it’s bold profile and distinctive fuller. This knife embedded in his brain and went on to influence his own work with khukuris, and his adaption of this blade was the first knife to feature his expertly ground spinal fullers which have since become a trademark of his work. However, despite an extensive search he was never able to find an original to buy and came to us to resurrect this historical blade from the past in the form of a replica.

Information is quite scarce on this blade. Most likely produced in between the world wars in Kotli Loharan, located in modern day Pakistan by a manufacturer known as either “JD Pensioner & Sons” or “UD Pensioner & Sons”, the difficulty coming as a result of the stamping having been worn away on almost every knife of theirs. Most likely this blade was originally intended for military use, privately commissioned for a gurkha’s specific needs, but we can only speculate. The knife is relatively lightweight and lively in hand, but retains a decisive forward balance and a decent length which makes it a really fantastic all rounder, well suited to martial arts as well as food prep, brushwork and light and medium chopping.

Along with the Mutiny, these two historical replicas are intended to further demonstrate our commitment to historical blades, their roots in martial arts and the military and that while we may have a strong eye on the future of nepalese bladesmithing we still have a firm footing in the traditions and legacies of old.

 

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.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 kg