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 Post subject: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Hello Gents,

Is this a Maharaja of Jodhpur Kukri? Not num numbered and someone gave it a clean, still has some of the blueing left on the spine...
Rather a large size Kukri weighing 708 grams but quite nice feeling in the hand, feels lighter than its weiight. No scabbard by the way...

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Hi rvr37 its defo looks like one to me, ive never handled one before tho ,i do like them ,Best Regards Highlander


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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:12 pm 
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Cool!

Yep that's an old Maharaja of Jodhpur Kukri... no doubt!

They feel lighter than a wood hilted kukri of the same weight because the zinc alloy is much is heaver than even the Indian rosewood, so more of the weight is in the hand, not out in the blade.

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:49 am 
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Great news, thanks gents :)

Must be a formidable weapon in the hands of an expert, heavy and great handling in one package.
She came with a tourist junk example and an older more traditional model: slim and light at 410 grams, here some pics of that one..

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:09 pm 
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Thats a nice one also ,i like the checkered bolster, i have one with similar shape and weight, best regards Highlander.


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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:05 pm 
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I like that, unusual shape, viciously cutting I should imagine, looks quite village or native but pure weapon...

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:45 am 
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I really like that second one, the blade profile really appeals. (I rather like the Maharaja of Jaipur one as well). Nice to know that there's always another kukri to collect!

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:14 pm 
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That second one is a formidable looking kukri. It looks really quick and agile.
A couple of interesting kukri and very diverse.

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:08 am 
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Hi rvr any chance you could post better picts of your second one. And a close up of the handle ,bolster ,how long is the blade ?13 inch 13.5?
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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:01 am 
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some more pictures....cant give an exact measurement as i have no clue where my measuring tape is....will if i locate it again :)
Made some next to a MK2 Kukri to give an idea, it much lighter than that one.

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:50 pm 
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mmmm quite possibly laminated as well... Not necessarily for prettiness , more likely to make a functional weapon from various scrap , low quality or random pieces of steel, to achieve a good end result... The same reason Japanese Katanas were originally laminated, to make a good reliable blade out of poor material...

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 Post subject: Re: maharaja of jodhpur?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:18 pm 
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Rvr here are a couple of Picts of my pioneer mark 11 compaired to my 3rd Gurkha rifles one ,quite similar profile don't you think ,a total slashing type kukri.
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