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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:52 pm 
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Going through my photos, I discovered a picture of my little display I put on at the Purfleet Heritage Center, Essex,last year. The Gurkhas took many photos of themselves posing with some of the larger Kukris!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:41 pm 
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Very nice dispaly Dave!

A great selection. My eye is drawn to the kukri towards the middle of the display, on the clear perspex stand. Is that script on the blade? Any chance of a few more pictures?

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Chris


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:08 pm 
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The Kukri on the stand, I posted on IKRHS back in October 2014, under 'Medics Kukri' but I see the photos have gone: I'll post another couple of photos to jog your memory!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:31 pm 
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Cheers Dave!

I do need a gentle jog now and then, Thought I must have missed that one first time around, but as I commented on the thread it would seem not! Getting older can be cruel, can't it!?

Love the "ergonomic" grip. Have those finger groves been carved? Excellent work.

Fascinating all round!!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:04 pm 
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Excellent, next time I would recommend getting photos of said Gurkhas posing with them!

Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Spiral wrote:
Excellent, next time I would recommend getting photos of said Gurkhas posing with them!

Thanks for sharing.

Spiral


I thought that afterwards as well: oh well, maybe next time!

The finger grooves are indeed carved.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Very cool display you put together there Dave!

That carved, finger grip, handle kukri is very interesting. looks very well made.
do you have any idea what the scripting on the blade is about?

and what is the significance of the sun motif that is also on the blade?

I have seen this similar sun marking on a few kukris ......anyone know why this specific symbology is being used?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:53 pm 
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Hi Rory; I did get the writing deciphered and it should all be on my original post for this Kukri (Medics Kukri?) Check it out!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:09 pm 
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The search engine is a wonderful thing:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1170&hilit=medics+kukri

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Thanks for the easy link there mrcjgscott!

This is indeed an exceptionally cool kukri.....
(its such a shame that so many pics are now missing from these older posts. :cry: )

So it would apear that the Sun motif is some kind of status symbol?........and its linked to the Nepalese nobility?
I will have a good look thru the forum and the general web to see what other info is available on these sun/moon motifs.

Nice one guys


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