The Sirupate (thin-leaf) is an extremely popular form of khukuri which takes the durability and power that khukuris are famous for and swaps out a bit of heft for a lot more speed.
In contrast with the larger Budhuna (fish-head) blade, the sirupate is typically far more slender, usually with a sligthly thinner spine to boot. This allows the knives significantly more agile, with a much greater tip speed and less cutting resistance. This optimises the blades for thinner wood and gives them the ability to hack through thin flexible brush in a way that many larger khukuris simply aren’t capable of.
This specific model features an annealed, tapered full tang Panawal style handle for better stress distribution and more durability. This adds a small amount of weight and takes away a bit of agility, but also adds a lot of durability to increase the amount that these slender knives can take. With that said, these blades still pack significant chopping power and aren’t to be underestimated. They’re still khukuris after all.
We’ve altered the spine thickness and the degree to which these knives taper to try and maintain an ideal agile and direct balance to handle the ratio of chopping to brushwork expected for each specific length. The thicknesses and weights are listed as follows.
12″: 6.5mm spine at bolster, 630g
14″”: 6.5mm spine at bolster, 680g
16″: (optimal, standard length) 6mm spine at bolster,750g
18″: 6mm spine at bolster, 830g
21″: 6mm spine at bolster, 950g
24″ 6mm spine at bolster, 1090g (primarily ceremonial)
All blade lengths come with a 5.5″ handle, apart from the 21″ and 24″ which have a 7″ handle.
-50g to 150g from the total blade length with the addition of the ek chirra option, depending on length chosen.
Less of a dedicated chopper and more of a True All-Rounder than a standard khukuri, sirupates are exhilarating and dependable knives that have the versatility to go anywhere with you and with a full tang handle, should be tough enough to handle just about anything. There’s a reason they’re so popular.
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.