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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]


Just a quick note to let you know that my bayonet arrived safely today. Many thanks for the speedy delivery and overall excellent service! For its age this bayonet is in fantastic condition.

I will mark your website as a 'favourite'...

S P, UK, 23.01.2012

Second buckle arrived. Very pleased with it. Thanks. I'll be keeping an eye on your website for more buckles.

D R, UK, 12.01.2011