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 Post subject: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:36 pm 
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Hello all ,
Can anyone please advise me as to buying a Nepalese Long Leaf Kukri from IMA in the States . Firstly are they a worthwhile buy ? What is the usual postage cost and are there any further charges from US or UK customs ?
I would assume there are many members on here that have bought from them .
Thanks .
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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:32 pm 
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Out of stock at IMA? Try AC for one or one of the other original types they sell....here some info about these different historical Kukri's

https://chinesemartialstudies.com/2012/ ... ary-kukri/

For sure worth their money and most probably you get charged by your Uk customs, not by the US one.


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:37 pm 
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Once again thanks for info
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Location: Dunfermline ,Scotland
Had some cracking kukri from both companys ,go for the hand select option .
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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:30 pm 
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World Wide Arms sell them over here. Also, D and B Militaria have some. I bought one from them last weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:20 am 
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Thanks Lads


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:00 am 
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HI Dodgydave
Took your advice and looked at WWA and D+B , D+B only have the WW2 issue kukris but there seems to be two styles of these and I prefer the one without the scabbard £45 , what do you think . Iknow its not the same but I,m fairly handy and I could make a half decent copy of that scabbard complete with leather covering .
Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Hi legend; The one I bought recently from D+B was definitely not WW2, though they may advertise them as such. I'll post a photo of it!


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:39 pm 
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One photo; 25oz and 16 3/4" Overall length. This has the same stamp on the end of the handle as my other two.

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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:01 am 
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Very nice Kukri,

pre WW2 Short Gurkha Army Kukri or “Bhojpures” i think?

Thanks for the picture :) Regards!


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:25 pm 
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That be the one, rvr37!


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 Post subject: Re: Kukris from IMA
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:20 pm 
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Could not resist and ordered two of these SGAK's with D+B and not dissapointed. Well worth the money...even a bargain i would say :)
Proper old military Kukri's :)

First one with a longer and different shape hilt/handle and at 530/540 grams the leighter one of the 2....no marks anywhere and a small
old repair at the hilt due to a split and a spine of 7 to 8 mm nicely tapering to the end, this one feels the most alive in the hand, nicely hollow forged
hand made blade.
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the second one with a more "common" type hilt marked/stamped at the bottom, longer (also hollow forged blade) and heavier at 620 grams
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Enjoy your weekend!


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