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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]


i received the bayonet, everything is very fine, i am very happy with the M1890 and the whole transaction.

P V, Germany, 07.01.2013

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005