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Title Nepalese kukri
Nationality Indian
Period c 1900

Fine example of a private purchase item with double fullered blade and brass fillets to both sides of the tang (this ensured a certain water-proofing of the grip as a measure against rust). Most importantly, the blade is maker marked for a Darjeeling (in Assam) maker. I suspect this was made with a British officer or senior Gurkha NCO in mind.

The blade has most of its lead polish finish and has been expertly sharpened. It is complete with both its skinning knife and its sharpening steel, which would appear to have wooden hafts as against the buffalo horn scales of the main knife grip itself. The leather scabbard is in excellent shape and both it and the grip are brass mounted.

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

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


The package arrived savely today and the piece is absolutely marvellous.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to future aquisitions.

H W, Austria, 04.02.2016

Sword arrived today. Fabulous. This is an excellent example of a fighting sword of its period, and a real gem. The 1828 Pattern is such a gorgeous sword, and this is a fine example. Even my bride is impressed and she doesn’t really get swords.

G F, New Zealand, 06.11.2013