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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:37 pm 
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About 10 years ago I pointed out some kukri in the Nepalese arms cache seemed to have fake British markings.

Here's 3 of many currently on the market. It is pure vandalism of genuine Nepalese army military kukri...

I suggest no discussion is made re. who's currently selling them... {Or who supplied them.}

If you work it out you probably wouldn't buy of them anyway. If you don't, the world is your oyster! .... Enjoy.... But remember.... Caveat emptor......

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Just a reminder.... Dont believe all you see...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Wise words Spiral.

I saw this one recently. Lovely M43 style MKII, but without the stamp in a nice issue scabbard
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and some clown did this to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm 
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I've seen a few of this type of stamped Kukri, Spiral. They appear regularly at Militaria fairs, down here in the South East. At the fairs, they do not command a higher price than the unmarked ones, so, a pointless exercise, it would seem?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:37 pm 
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yep Dave ,sadly such vandalism is rife..

Id say this year over half of marked kukris Ive seen in auction or privatly asked to appraise are fake..

10 years ago such marks meant a £60 kukri might fetch £200 , nowadays mostly it doesn't..

But one of the fake marked pieces shown on forum was recently sold for £350 so I guess as long as some still pay extra for the marks... they come out ahead...

They only need the occasional person who pays extra to make profit...

In time marked kukri will be worse less, due to fakers...........Same as happened with badges years ago...

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