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Title Gurkha kukri
Nationality British Empire
Period c 1890

This is the classic close combat knife of the Ghurka regiments of the Raj era. It is silver mounted (tip of scabbard and pommel cap). It has an 11.75" blade with twin fullers broadening into a single one midway and has superb balance. There are two skinning knives mounted in the back pocket of the scabbard.

The blades are in good shape (very sharp!) and there is some scuffing to the leather on the lower face of the scabbard, which could easily be dealt with by judicious application of black stain followed by leather polish. It is otherwise in excellent shape.

It is unusual to find a combat example with silver mounts (low grade bazaar type). Perhaps this was an officer's private purchase?

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

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : British Empire : 19th Century]


Just a quick note to let you know that my bayonet arrived safely today. Many thanks for the speedy delivery and overall excellent service! For its age this bayonet is in fantastic condition.

I will mark your website as a 'favourite'...

S P, UK, 23.01.2012

I wanted to let you know that the kepi arrived today safely. A super nice kepi! Also wanted to say that it was a pleasure doing business with you.

M S, USA, 20.08.2009