As the name denotes this kukri is meant to be worn by soldiers during parade and on duty. Service Ceremonial or Dress knife is also known as “No.1 Khukuri. It is this modern day kukri that has become an integral part of a Gurkha’s official uniform. It is issued each year to the Gurkhas till date in the same pattern however with some minute changes in the shape and style of the khukuri as approved by the panel of selectors.

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Kukri Details
KHHI deeply works on finding the history behind kukris that it manufactures or replicates. The Service Ceremonial was issued quite late around early 1990’s after realizing the fact that the recruits needed more clean and tidy looking armor than the kukris they were carrying. After the formation of 1st Gurkha unit back in 1815-1816 and getting official recognition from the British in 1857 after the “Great Indian Mutiny” many Gurkha were issued kukris amongst which “Service Ceremonial” is the latest version. Before this issue soldiers were found polishing the standard issue (Sarkhari Khukuris; GI5 and Service No.1) and sometime even changing the original buffalo hide scabbard to patent leather on their own to meet the demand of having to maintain cleanliness and looking dignified. It was from the initiation of Mr TB BK who was associated with KHHI and with few dedicated and knowledgeable Gurkha officers the “Service Ceremonial” was finally born and started its issue from 1993. Gurkhas carry this khukuri on events like ``Ceremonial Kukri Drill`` and on special army occasions attended by high-ranking military officers, VIP dignitaries, honorable guests etc. During the presentation they withdraw the khukuri from scabbard and hold it out for the guest to inspect.
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KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:

  • KHHI Warranty Card
  • KHHI Brochure
  • Info leaflet
  • KHHI Product (Khukuri) Manual
  • Design Khukuri Pamphlet
  • Letter from MD
  • Letter of Declaration
  • 2 x small knives


Service Ceremonial is basically a decorative kukri, it has a simple with mirror polishing that brings the much needed neatness to the kukri and blends with the uniform exceptionally well. This feature also saved time and labor of a soldier of “Shining the khukuri” that had to be done in the past by earlier soldiers. Two accompanying knives “Karda (Small Knife)” and “Chakmak (Sharpener)” are also highly polished. Service Ceremonial has “Nepal” and “Recruitment Date” stamped in the blade to denote the origin and year of recruitment of a soldier.


It has Buffalo Horn handle fitted to go with the boots and belt of a carrying soldier. A rat tail tang goes through the handle (hidden) which is peened over at the brass pommel.


The scabbard is made from high quality extra shiny patent leather to furnish intense shininess and smartness to the uniform and the carrier himself as a whole. Twin belt-loop frog with brass bottoms at the back is fitted in the scabbard for the large standard issue belt to go through. A protective brass chape (tip) is also fitted in the scabbard for support and good look.

Materials / Features:

Patent leather scabbard, water buffalo horn handle, 2 x small knives

Additional information

Weight .1025 kg
Blade Size

10.5 inches approx.

Blade Thickness

9mm approx.

Blade Finishing

Polished Version

Handle Material

water buffalo horn handle


Patent leather scabbard


Dharan, Eastern Nepal


Collection, Decoration, Gift, Military, Regular work, Show Piece

Actual Weight

550 grams

Overall Weight

725 grams

Shipping Weight

1025 grams


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