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 Post subject: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:49 am 
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Hi guys got a Tulwar hilted kukri here to show you ,can anybody date it for me ? 14 inch laminated blade ,750 grams ,very unusual fuller ,haven't seen a fuller like this before so any info on it welcome ,lovely spine fuller and has a kaudi similar to a lambendh I think, has some marking on this spine if anyone knows what it is ,date or number ?
Feels well made and nicely balanced in hand .
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Hi,

The Number is 14 or 24. It is difficult to say exactly as it is not clearly written.

The character on Top seems like a Hindi Word, "TRAA" but again it is not clear, as the small leaf at the bottom of it, has me confused.

Hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:33 pm 
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Would like to see the phool if poss. ...the top of the disk on the pommel.
Very nice blade!

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Richard.


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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 pm 
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Hi Richard ill get some picts of the disk on the pommel done tom
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:31 pm 
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mmmm. Sorry for this...

\\but this Kukri Blades & tulwar hilts cobbleled as a quick repair together do turn up in both India & Nepal in years past, {its so easy & quick to do.} but this Lovely kukri blade & an old tulwar hilt, but is clearly very,very recently assembled together. { I wont say why its obvious on open furum.}

I guess a dozen or so both old & repro tulwar hilts are sold on ebay evry week..., mostly to dealers... its a quick and easy job for someone to do, who hasent the skills, time or inclination to make a kukri handle from scratch, to stick a blade into the laha in the old hilt.

Its happening to lots of old sword blades as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Thanx for the info Spiral .would you suggest rehilting it with a wooden handle or leave it as is .
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Richard here's some picts of the pommel on the Tulwar handle
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:07 pm 
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Highlander wrote:
Thanx for the info Spiral .would you suggest rehilting it with a wooden handle or leave it as is .
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Highlander


Hi there!

The blade looks great to me, I would guess the hilt would have been a Brit/Indian longleaf style in wood or horn. But that is just a guess..{The crystal balls a bit murky tonight :wink: ..}

If you with blade in hand , like it then a rehilt is good, most old kukri in Nepal and India have been rehilted.

If that's crack round the pommel tip that reinforces, a brutal recent rehilting job.

Hopefully the tang wasn't hacked of very short, that's the one thing that would mess up rehilting, but until you warm up the hilt & pull the blade you wont know.

I pulled a kukri blade out of a tulwar hilt about 15 years ago & found the tang was only about 1 inch long, I could have cried... I did get a full refund even though it was in bits though... :twisted:

If theres 2 inches of tang or more that's ok..


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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 am 
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Thanx for the reply Spiral ,food for thought , seen a vid of a maker in Nepal that does nice rehilts and even adds to the tang if it happens to be to short.dont know if you have see the vid , a nice bit horn would look good i think ,and show off this nice old blade n kaudi better .mmm got me thinking .
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:29 am 
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Thanx for the info Aditya
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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Hi Highlander,

I like the blade on that piece a lot, very nice indeed.

Interesting to see that your blade has the same mark (on the spine near the bolster) as many Papu blades: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1178&start=45

I'd sure like to know what these marks actually mean.


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 Post subject: Re: Tulwar hilted kukri
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Thanx Paul ,this i one of my favourite blades ,i love the shape and fuller on it ,still not sure wether to do a rehilt ,a nice wooden or horn old style would look nice and show off the blades shape and kaudi better .but i kinda like the tulwar handle also ,even tho its a recent one .so im in two minds .


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