Seva Proejcts - Sword, Kirpan, Art & Craft Project

Seva Projects - Sword, Kirpan, Art & Craft Project at Miri Piri Academy

With God's blessings and the vision He afforded me - it is my hope to continue our legacy of offering excellent, innovative, artful products for all of humanity, by teaching the next generation at Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar, India.

In late December of this year I’ll journey to Anandpur Sahib India, where in April of 1999, with the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Bhajan we presented a very special sword as a gift commemorating the 300th anniversary of the ‘Birth of the Khalsa’. I’ve always found Anandpur Sahib a very inspiring place (where 10th Sikh Master Guru Gobind Singh spent quite of bit of time) in my numerous trips there checking up on this sword. A colleague who is an arms restoration/preservation expert will join me from London. 

Then I'll go on to Amritsar and Miri Piri Academy. There I will begin to gather and build some of the machinery which we’ll use in the metals studio there. Please support my efforts to teach these bright children to develop their artistic capabilities and to craft objects that might uplift and heal our world, by visiting this link and supporting our efforts - more details about the project are there also: https://www.gofundme.com/kirpan-art-amp-craft-project   With much gratitude and many blessings! 

Jot Singh Khalsa
"It's not the life that matters - It's the courage you bring to it."
~Yogi Bhajan

My Khalsa Kirpans

Since we have launched our latest Pakkawood Kirpan collection we have had nothing but great feedback! We have had one supporter in particular that has gone above and beyond to bring our work to the attention of the Sikh community. Author of Bullying of Sikh American Children, Karanveer Singh Pannu shared his deep appreciation for our compact kirpan selection: “The reason I am so in love with the work of Jot Singh is that even the compact Kirpans with blades of just 3 inches – are very sharp!”
Read on for his full review below:
 
My Khalsa Kirpans

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa!

Waheguru Ji Ki Fatheh!

 

I first found out about Khalsa Kirpans through following Jagmeet Singh – Federal Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party. I was so intrigued by its appearance and just how different it’s look was compared to all the Indian made Kirpans I have seen and owned. Soon enough I realized Jagmeet was wearing a Khalsa Kirpan, which led me to www.khalsakirpans.com and since then I have been extremely fascinated. I want to thank Jot Singh Khalsa for his dedication and work in creating a Kirpan I am proud to wear every day. The work of Jot Singh is something to be extremely proud of and grateful for as it is truly remarkable. The various artisan Kirpans, Jot Singh has created are just exquisite and regarding quality – are the best! The reason I am so in love with the work of Jot Singh is that even the compact Kirpans with blades of just 3 inches – are very sharp! I first got the large Ivory Kirpan which was beyond amazing, but I realized for daily use it wasn’t practical because of public perception and New Jersey knife laws – which is something I am working on and will continue to do so, so all formally initiated Sikhs can wear any size Kirpan proudly without fear of getting in trouble. Since then I have solely been purchasing compact Kirpans which are still so awesome! Recently, when Jot Singh released the Pakkawood Kirpans I quickly decided to purchase because of its affordability. When I received my compact Pakkawood Kirpan with laser engraved fittings I was in complete awe. The Pakkawood Kirpan is extremely light! Even with it being so light weight, the blade is still just like every single Kirpan – so sharp! Whenever I go to the gym, I don’t even feel it on me!

After a while, I found myself back on www.khalsakirpans.com and this time I had my eyes on the Mother of Pearl Kirpan. I was always keen on getting the Mother of Pearl Kirpan because of its uniqueness. I am proud that I made the decision to buy the compact Mother of Pearl Kirpan. All 3 compact kirpans I am so blessed to own are Kirpans that I can be proud to wear and show others.

Recently, I collaborated with the State Police of New Jersey to work on an informative video discussing the Kirpan. I still remember how impressed the troopers were of the Mother of Pearl Kirpan I was wearing.

Karanveer pictured on left with NJ state trooper

Everywhere I go I make sure to tell Sikhs and Non-Sikhs about the work of Jot Singh Khalsa. As formally initiated Sikhs it is our duty to always be ready “tyar bar tyar” and owning Khalsa Kirpans from www.khalsakirpans.com gives me confidence, I have a Kirpan by my side that is ready at a moments notice to serve.

Thank you Jot Singh Khalsa, you have an amazing gift and talent, I am grateful you shared it with the Sikh Community.

-- 

Rutgers University|Class of 2020

Political Science Major|National Security & Counter-Terror Minor|Psychology Minor 

karanveersp123@gmail.com | 856*366*6334

 


Welcome to our new blog

Welcome to our new blog. We are going to keep you up to date on our newest items, provide to you a bit of history of our products and put them into perspective with regard to Sikh tradition.  We’ll also provide some historic perspective on weapons that Sikh’s have used to protect the weak and innocent for generations. Thank you for being an early adopter of this blog. We look forward to sharing our products and thoughts around them with you and welcome your feedback along the way.

The main products we offer these days are kirpans and swords. Our founder and master blade maker, Jot Singh Khalsa, has been creating unique edged tools and weapons for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide since 1978.  The following are a couple of examples of the work that Jot has created over the years.

This one of a kind gold, diamond, lapis lazuli and stainless Damascus steel dagger was created for a Japanese client. This rather grand piece is not something we have in stock and at the same time we’d be happy to create something similar for you! Click on the image to see further details or contact us if you'd like to consider this.

 

Another unique piece is this kirpan made with Ocean Jasper handle and scabbard panels, stainless Damascus steel blade, stainless steel fittings fully hand engraved and inlaid with 24kt. gold. This kirpan is for ordering only - click image to peruse further details.  We also have some exceptional things that are available for immediate delivery here.

Our Kirinite™ Kirpans are available in midnight blue, sapphire and ruby colors. They are also available with exquisite laser engraving. Please visit our webpage for more details. Our blades are of the highest quality stainless steel and sharp. (Our view point is why bother to carry a kirpan if it’s not sharp?) Kirinite™ is a beautiful man-made material that is ultra-durable and resists chipping, cracking and shrinking.

In addition to knives, we offer a full line of affordable, excellent swords called ‘Song of the Khalsa’.  Swords have a lengthy history in the Sikh tradition. Sikhs have long been called upon to be at the forefront of defending the defenseless. In the 1500’s in India this was a way of life for many Sikhs, often fighting against the tyranny of the Mughal empire. At that time, one of the main weapons they carried was a sword. Over time, the sword (and kirpan) became part of Sikh heritage, along with the ethos to be protectors of the weak and innocent.

The 10th Master/founder of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, elevated the sword to become a sacred symbol within Sikhism. In Sikh marriages, it has become an essential item which the groom carries during the entire ceremony.

Our swords are made of the finest high carbon stainless steel. These can be rather simple and affordable for most and can also incorporate laser engraving, gold toned fittings and electrochemically etched inspirational words or symbols at your request. Click to peruse all the possibilities.

This is the same sword that we, along with members of the Canadian Parliament, gifted to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, back in April 2016. This was honoring the diversity in his cabinet and was offered on behalf of all Canadian Sikhs.  We invite you to read the entire story and see images of this presentation.   We also encourage you to view the video of this very special moment.

In October 2017, we were part of the opening ceremony at the Westborough, MA USA Gurdwara (Sikh Temple). There one of our “Song of the Khalsa” swords was presented to the governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker honoring him for protecting diversity and the rights of lawful citizens who may not yet have the necessary documentation to remain in the United States permanently. Also please have a look at our varied special sword and kirpan discount offers, which you can check out here .

We look forward to your feedback on this blog.

 

Continuing our legacy offering excellent, innovative products for the Khalsa by teaching the next generation at Miri Piri Academy in Amritsar India

 

Somewhere around 35 years ago, my teacher the Siri Singh Sahib Yogi Harbhajan Singh wrote me a letter telling me ‘with my artistic gifts to create things that uplift and inspire people’. By His grace and with my team we have been doing that ever since. I’ve held a vision for some years now that the name Khalsa should be synonymous with the name ‘Fabergé’ of Fabergé egg fame. (Peter Carl Fabergé was a master artisan from Russia who created splendid artifacts for the Russian czars among others. He was prolific from the late 1800’s-early 1900’s). Teaching and presenting opportunities to inspire and instruct our exceptional children to be creative with their minds and hands in manifesting jewelry, swords, kirpans and other objects feels like one way that this might begin to happen. I studied gold and silversmithing for six years at a university in New York beginning in 1972, under two accomplished artisans, and have continued in this field for 40 years now. I feel that I have the requisite training to establish a program at Miri Piri Academy.

Around 20 years ago I went to MPA for several weeks, on two seperate occasions, with tools and small equipment and commenced with some initial stages of installing a metals program there in the art building. Now that business is more stable, I feel better able to commit to going there every 6 months for 4-6 weeks to perform this seva and continue to fulfill the vision of our teacher for myself as well as the vision God gave me for the name Khalsa.

So, I'm inviting you to be a part of this special art/craft training/enabling project for the students at MPA. With your support and prayers and under my (and possibly others) tutelage, they will learn to create wonderful kirpans, swords, jewelry and sacred objects to help heal, uplift and bless our world.

We need $40,000 to outfit the studio and we have received $4000 to date – so $36,000 is still needed. If you'd like to participate in this please email: info@khalsakirpans.com - funds can be tax deductible and a receipt can be sent. Any amount will be welcomed and anyone offering $2000 or more to this project will be invited to come and participate at MPA with me and learn kirpan/sword making with us in Amritsar (travel and lodging will be at your expense). Thank you.