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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Hello All ,
Just thought I would ask this question for which there is probably a simple answer to , but it has been confusing me why iy appears to me that so many of the later kukris have an angled spine while the earlier ones appear to have a gentle curved shape to the overall blade ? If I am right about this when did it actually come into being ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Hi Mike, That's a great question & in truth its a complicated subject, & I guess like women handbags, fashion played a part. {Personal taste of the consumer as well of course.}

From the earliest times recorded, 17th & 18th century pieces both styles exist.

As one goes through the eras, fully curved seemed very fashionable in the mid to late 19th & early 20th century.

In mid ww2 angled spines again became popular. It is a quicker production method, but the early Georgian era pieces with such spines were not made that way for speed. Rather Just for personal taste & style.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Thanks for that spiral , my personal choice would be the more gentle curved blade which for some reason seems more of a traditional look .
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