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Title Silver-mounted kukri
Nationality Indian
Period c 1900
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Weapons of this type were often given to British officers in Gurkha regiments as souvenirs of their service. It is probably the finest fighting knife ever designed and its ancestry goes back to the Kopis blade from the time of Alexander the Great whose troops reached India circa 400 BC.

This native-made kukri (Nepal/India?) has a red velvet scabbard with a silver chape. It has a high quality blade with two broad fullers and a silver-mounted cowhorn grip with some minor worm damage. The scabbard is somewhat faulty along the length of the leading edge, quite typical for kukris with cloth scabbards.

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


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

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The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

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R P, UK, 27.02.2016

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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