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Title Gurkha kukri
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1915

This is an example of the kukri given by the Maharajah of Jodphur to the initial recruits of the regiment he raised for foreign service (France and Flanders) in 1915. There are several variations of these aluminium-hilted kukris, this being the first example I have found with its accompanying aluminium-hilted sharpening steel and skinning knife.

It has its original black leather service frog and brass-mounted wooden scabbard. The leather work on the latter is somewhat frayed in the centre of the leading edge (of the scabbard). This is better made than the more common examples, which have a solid one-piece cast-aluminium grip. This example has a brass ferrule and a brass pommel, the latter with a little bruising. The whole piece is of local Indian construction, hence the absence of any British ordnance marks.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : British Empire : 20th Century]


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