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 Post subject: Brass inlay dui chirra
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Hi guys ,have a rather nicely made dui chirra for you to look at see what you think ?
Have a lovely fullered blade,give a nice ting when you tap it ,12 inch blade ,4 diamond shaped brass inlay with star shaped bone inlay ,nice wood on the handle ,don't know what type .
Really light only 300 grams ,has original scabbard with kissa pouch and a Karda ,
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:12 pm 
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That's a good looking DC.
My guess by the excellent quality of the blade would be between the two world wars, this seems to be the pinnacle of Dia Chira blades.
I especially like the look of the kaudi very fine work. Good strong crisp fullers.
Nice to see one with scabbard and kissa.
Good crisp handle with unusual inlays.

Great find.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:50 pm 
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Fantastic blade, thanks for sharing! Why are the Karda/Chakmaks nearly always so rough looking in comparison??


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:42 am 
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Love it!

Very nice!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:04 am 
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Nice catch Highlander!

Looks a well crafted, blade & a very "individual" hilt!

Dave I think most karda & Chkmak went down hill one soldiers were issued the Brit army clasp knife with added marline spike, It does the same jobs better often & more conveniently.

By 1903 the mk.1 was made without karda or chakmak pockets most of the time, same for most mk.2s.

Then I guess without the demands for workable small tools the general quality tailed off until they hade the 6 year old children making them..

That's what I think may have happened anyway! {But I'm sure some gollam like creature somewhere will feverishly right an article to say hes interviewed 30 Gurkhas & he can prove I am wrong! :lol: }

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Thank for all your replies guys ,im really liking this one ,Spiral the Gollum thing is funny lol .


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