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Title Gurkha service kukri
Nationality Indian
Period c 1950s/60s
Sold

This weapon, with a 28cm blade, somewhat smaller than the WW2 variety, is typical of what the Gurkhas carried in the post-war SE Asian campaigns, viz Malaya, etc. It is a good deal handier than the larger kukri of WW2, especially the ordnance service version. These were made in northern India and in Nepal.

It is brass mounted, with a yellow brass ferule and pommel and a white brass chape. The scabbard is goat skin wrapped on wood and it has a second skinning knife instead of a steel/sharpening tool. The grip looks like rosewood to me, but I might be mistaken. The leather has degraded somewhat, with the stitching coming a little loose at the reverse. One side of the blade would appear to have vestigial double fullers. The tool pocket at the reverse has virtually disintegrated.

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


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

testimonials

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005

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