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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Hi guys have a rather large Angkhola kukri here to show you ,came from a Highland auction in Montrose ,blade 16 inch ,3 inch belly ,21 inch overall,996 grams ,nice crescent moon stamp and nice fullering .
Scabbard is shot to pieces but looks original for the kuk, I haven't seen a Angkhola this size before ,it's bigger than the 2Papu I have.
Was thinking ww1 or before??
Would love your thoughts on this guys ???
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:26 am 
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Lovely piece Highlander! I would guess from between the wars? But as you have it in hand, Could be ww1?

Hilt looks like Satisal rosewood { Dalbergia sissoo, shesham etc.}

While in history some military kukris have been that sort of size on occasion I think the hilt on yours gives away the fact it was for sacrificial work on the goat or buffalo.

I would guess given the design, appearance & size it was quite possibly a sacrificial piece for a military unit.

Ive noticed most used sacrificial pieces Ive had, any nibbles on the blade are towards the very tip rather than further back, I guess this is due to striking the log or ground under the buffalos neck.

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Youtube video of Gurkha ceremonial buffalo beheadings in Singapore C. Early 60s. Need to be signed in to view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8jbNn1b3xc


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:53 pm 
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That's a big bugger! Very nice, thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Thanx Spiral great info as always ,makes sense now with the massive hilt and overall feel of the piece,it is razor sharp as well easily the sharpest kukri I have ,very interesting done in a military style .
Thanx dodgydave it certainly is unusual size wise
Highlander


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Very nice piece Highlander!!

I had one similar a couple of years ago, which I posted here. Unfortunately that thread's images got wiped in the great image loss of 2015.

I will see if I still have the original picture somewhere.

I seem to recall mine was battalion issue for sacrificial purposes. Quite rare I think, so well done indeed.

Here's to many more in 2017, which I think is my 10 year collecting anniversary. I shall have to have a count up...

All the best,

Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:13 am 
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Thanx Chris ,would love to see the picts if you can find them .
10 years collecting mate awsome ,uve done not to bad i think .lol


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:22 am 
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Lovely piece Highlander, great find!

I really like the blade shape. As has already been noted, the handle looks huge! What are measurements (of the handle)?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:04 am 
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Hi paul the butt end is 2 3/4 inches ,4.5 long ,but nearly 5 inches around the handle ,thats the part thats massive ,must of been for two handed use i would say ,to properly swing it .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:56 pm 
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Highlander that is truly a massive Kukri.
I really like the way that the Kami has tried to stay true to the military style but make sure that it's fit for purpose. I'm struggling to get to grips with the sheer size of it.
Always have had a soft spot for Ang Khola blades they just feel so quick.
Always pleased to see a new post from you, it has been great watching your collection grow.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:26 pm 
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Cheers Highlander. That is a chunky handle!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:18 am 
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Its even bigger in the flesh mate its hard to see the size in a photo .well chuffed with it .
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:19 am 
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Thank you Captain .
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