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Title Silver-mounted kukri
Nationality Indian
Period c 1900

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]


The cavalry sword arrived safely this morning, very pleased with it. Many thanks.

S G, UK, 20.01.2009

Good news, my friend, the boot knife has arrived safe and sound. This example will more than fill my collection need.

R M, USA, 01.05.2008