Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA Georgia
Fascinating thread, Jim!
I hope the King of Khuks, aka Spiral will comment also.
I would suspect that many "traditional" blade markings were made for a purpose. Metalwork is not easy and the makers had to work at some of the designs. This would indicate, to me, that they put strong significance in making these designs.
Re the following Khukri with the traditional cut in the blade.
I have heard that the "Cho" could be a tantric symbol of penis and vagina. Male and female energies in balance. The more mundane say it is merely a place for blood drain off and not get on the grip.
This is a Janawar or really big kuhuri. Used in beheading big animals in sacrifical rituals. I have long wondered what the other designs (particular to this blade) signify?