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"Our knives have no frills because we wanted to present these kukris to the world in its original and untainted form. Simple, at the same time powerful and elegant".

Khukuri House Thamel is the manufacturer and distributor of the finest Kukris in Nepal. Established by Mr. lalit Lama, an ex-British Gurkha Warrant Officer in 1993 is the first genuine Gurkha Knife store in the heart of thamel (tourist area) in Katmandu, Nepal. It also is the only supplier of Kukris to the British Gurkha Units, the Gurkha Contingent of Singapore Police, the Gurkha Reserve Unit in Brunie and the Gurkha Museum in the UK. The House now sends its kukris to number of shops all over the world as well as retailing its kukris in Kathmandu.


Ex-10 GR Lalit Lama in 1975
Designation :  Proprietor
D.O.B. :  22 June 1948
P.O.B. :  Dharan, Nepal
Joined army in 12th Oct 1966 at the young age of 17 years from Dharan.
22 years of local service in the brigade of Gurkhas with 10th Gurkha Rifles.
Decorated with LSCG and many sports medals. 
Also appointed as head couch.
Retired in Oct 1987 at the rank of warrant officer 2nd class.

Khukuri House thamel has a number of factories in east Nepal where each and every one of its Kukris are specially hand crafted and designed. The making of a single kukri keeps four men fully occupied for an entire day, sometimes even more. Everything is done by hand and the only machine used is a lathe or shining the kukri. The final product is then checked and rechecked many times over and then only packed to be transported to khukuri House thamel, Kathmandu.

What makes khukuri House Thamel so special!! The same thing which makes the kukri so revered; four men working a full day to craft each blade, high grade carbon steel, authenticity rather than decoration. These are the real things, not fancified souvenirs peddled by hawkers on the streets or the disgraced ones sold by other stores with jealousy. They are honest, powerful and graceful blades, which have the pride of legendary Gurkhas for nearly 200 years and the pride of their owners since times immemorial. Khukuri House Thamel produces a large variety of Kukris- from Letter Openers (smallest ones) and decoratives gift packs to real kukris carried by the Gurkha army to the biggest 45” tall kukris.

Sanjay Lama:
The eldest son of Mr Lalit lama is now the proprietor of khukuri House Thamel and the most senior staff of this House since its establishment in 1993.

Sangay Lama:
The youngest son of Mr lama has been the member and a sales man of this company from its early days.

Rajendra Shrestha:
He is appointed as a salesman for khukuri HouseThamel . He has been performing his duty with great enthusiasm and skill since 1997.