$150 – $175
Spine Thickness at Bolster: 7mm
Total Weight: 720g
Sometimes when you’re designing knives you can get too caught up in trying to do something new and different and you forget about the classics. Truth of the matter is that there’s a reason something is a classic. The Regent Khukuri is an example of taking an old standard, mixing it up a little and doing it well. Damn well.
The intention with the Regent series is to strip back all the extra fluff surrounding modern knife design and focus on the basics. No index finger notches, no palm swells, no tactical styling or jimping. Just a focus on shapes, lines and textures, executing them to the best of our abilities to create the most elegant knife possible.
The full tang profile is sleek and smooth, with perfectly shaped buffalo horn scales sandwiching an annealed, tapered tang, capped with a brass bolster at the front. The handle is just slightly oversized to allow you to slide back for greater chopping power and to give a bit of extra space for those of you out there with gorilla hands. The beaked pommel is flared just enough to give retention in chopping, but not so much to restrict your freedom of hand position.
The 7mm thick recurve blade is an original blade pattern that Andrew has been working on for some time. The recurve is intense and starts early, which allows for the actual sweet spot to be broad and curved more subtlely for ease of placement and a more predictable impact dynamic. It also allows for the point to be accentuated slightly more than on a traditional khukuri and raised slightly to be more in line with the handle for ease of use. The entire blade is full flat ground for the ideal compromise between penetration efficiency, cutting performance and durability for hard use. The low heel on the blade acts as an integral front guard to protect the hand during stabbing or prying, with the unground portion of the blade left with the raw forge finish for a contrasting texture that shows off the skill of the kami that made the knife (also available polished). The Regent khukuri is more powerful than the Bowie and Long knife, but by khukuri standards has a moderate, controlled balance which makes it an exceptional all rounder. It is perfectly suited to light or fine work when choking up on the blade but when held further back on the handle the blade will chop with the kind of effortless power these knives are known for.
The Regent Khukuri is a fantastic example of what we’re aiming to do at Kailash Blades. Highly involved, refined design executed perfectly by incredibly skilled traditional blacksmiths, resulting in an elegant blade capable of the highest performance. Beautiful, functional and strong, if you’re looking for a versatile, efficient khukuri that’s a cut above the rest then you may have just found it.
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.
Brass, Copper, Steel