Vintage Antique Indian Switchblade Handmade Rampur Knife No-2
The Rampuri knife was once the favorite weapon in the Hindi film industry and was used in almost all the movies by villains in the 1970s and even in the 1980s. However, these knives were eventually replaced by firearms in films, probably influenced by Hollywood.
The Rampuri knife or Rampuri Churi is an Indian gravity knife of formidable reputation having a single-edged blade roughly 9 to 15 inches long. Usually, it is the switchblade auto-lever lock type. It formed the basic weapon for Indian thugs or “goondas” during the beginning of the 19th century.
The name Rampuri comes from the town of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. The royal bladesmiths of local Nawabs of Rampur started making knives after the popularization of firearms in the 18th century.
Collectible Indian old pocket-friendly first folding knife/button knife manufactured in India. These folders were once ubiquitous throughout India, but are now much less commonly found due to the availability of cheap Chinese knives.