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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:05 am 
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I purchased this today, I was told it was presented to an officer, by Gurkha troops to a commanding officer during or just after the war [which one I don't know ] , I was also told there maybe some provenance if it turns up, I was wondering if anyone could throw anymore light on it ?
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By the way the tip of the scabbard is not brass, it is steel that has been painted with gold paint


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:10 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:21 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Hi, I have just noticed the sheath has no places for the sharpener or knife, which when you look at the pictures is obvious [ I didn't notice till just now, is it wood for the trees or just old age ? ]


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:22 pm 
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Hi Kirpan,

That's a interesting piece, I would guess from the scabbard & kukri combined it dates from late ww2 era or just after & was probably private purchase.

If you look at the layers of the frog in front of the belt straps its possible small knives would be slid in between the layers? That's often the case with these rather than separate pockets or pouches there usually integral to the frog?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:41 pm 
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Yes, there are two spaces within the layers of the frog that could take two small knives, but they are very tight , I don't think they have ever been used, many thanks for your ideas and I of course shall let you know if the provenance turns up


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:57 am 
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I have several of these it is not shown but it should have Tempered Steel Made in India on the left side of the blade. The chape of kothi the metal cap
on the end of the scabbard I think it is a replacement, I only have one that has the chape and it is steel or at least its magnetic. The design must
have been popular because of the number of variations. This could be used for stabbing as well as slashing. I will try to get a few pictures of mine in the next day
or so. ALL THE BEST.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:28 pm 
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There is no writing anywhere on the blade and it doesn't show any signs of removal, it has an even finish, you can still see an even grain [ for want of a better word ] from the spine to the edge from the original finish
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:34 am 
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That is very interesting I have never see one of this types that is not marked Tempered steel made in India, I also have one similar that is marked with a addition
Allied. I got them out to night and I have 4 I thought I had one or two more but I guest not. The once I have are of very good quality but the sheaths and frogs
are not . Yours could be of earlier manufacture, I usually go to ebay every night and it was not uncommon to see one or two of this style for sale.
I will try to get those picture taken in the next few days. The once I have the handles and butt caps vary from on to the other. ALL THE BEST


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:55 pm 
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One like this came to me a couple of years ago but much smaller. It was carried my a RMP sergeant during the late WWll years in India. It looks like a Mkll/Nepal army influence.
I quite like the look of this one though.
Mine is marked.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:09 pm 
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These are the kukris I have that are similar to yours, they vary a little but for the most part are of the same design. They must have been popular because
I see this design type frequently on ebay, a matter of fact there are 2 with item numbers 14217308167 and 14201683194 on ebay right now. I made mention of the low quality of the sheath and frog now after looking at mine that may not be true, when they were new it would appear that they would have been as good as any out there. They are a good quality kukri and I feel would have given as good service as any.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:57 pm 
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Thank you for sharing ,I can certantly see a family resemblance


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