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Title Mark III Gurkha service kukri, arsenal made
Nationality Indian
Period 1945
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This example is almost certainly the product of an Indian wartime arsenal on account of the inspection stamps on the blade, together with the initials HW and the date 45. These were carried by the Gurkhas throughout WW2, and the pattern of hilt loosely dates from the early 1920s. However, this example has no bolster at the forte.

It has nice rosewood grips, with smoothly polished iron rivets and a neatly riveted iron pommel. The blade is 12 inches long, with a typical narrow fuller, distinctive of most of the arsenal-produced kukris. These were made from 1943 onwards.

Its condition is excellent throughout, with some service wear to the grips. The scabbard leather has been recovered late in its working life, with the addition of a leather frog named to D Lincoln and dated 1974.

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


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

testimonials

Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

The buckle arrived, thank you very much! Very good package!! Thanks for the good and fast service..

C U, Germany, 07.04.2009

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