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Title Gurkha kukri, Royal Nepalese Army
Nationality Nepalese
Period c 1914
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This is a Nepalese army issue kukri with the brass crescent moon inlaid into the blade. A letter from the Gurkha Museum in Winchester accompanies this item, describing it as a Royal Nepalese Army piece used in WW1. The Nepalese contingent was used on the NW Frontier, releasing imperial troops for service in France and elsewhere.

It is a classically made local piece with a pronounced wide fuller extending three-quarters of the blade length. The blade is 12.75" long measured directly from the point to the base of the back of the blade. There is a serial number (4034) stamped on one side of the forte.

The frog is a modern replacement in brown calf leather. The scabbard leather is clearly original, of a somewhat mottled black-brown finish. There is some evidence of old worm damage at the top of the scabbard. Also, the resin filler in the hilt has worked a little loose, so the blade rattles slightly in the hilt.

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


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

testimonials

The bayonet just arrived. I'm so pleased with it, it's fantastic.

Thanks for a thoroughly great service. I shall definitely be purchasing more from you.

G D, UK, 25.11.2011

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

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