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Title Gurkha kukri, Maharajah of Jodhpur's gift
Nationality Indian
Period c 1914

This aluminium-hilted kukri was allegedly given by the Maharajah of Jodhpur to his male staff to encourage them to join the British Army in WW1. It has a numbered blade with matching sharpening steel and by-knife, all with brass pommel caps and a brass chape to the scabbard. Apparently these kukris were used at Galipoli.

The blade is a little shorter than the standard service blade, measuring just 12.5" measured directly from the point to the base of the back of the blade. The leather straps are a little fragile. The leather is crazed and cracked throughout. The scabbard has some damage, approximately 3" long on the leading edge under the frog. There is also a quantity of leather missing at the top of the scabbard by the throat.

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

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Indian : 20th Century]


The sword came in untouched [pristine] condiotion. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to next time.

P S, Czech Republic, 23.09.2013

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L M, Channel Islands, 14.02.2009