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 Post subject: Kukri for ID please?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Hi all,

I was looking for help IDing this Kukri please, such as model and manufacturer? Any advice gratefully received.

Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Hi Nick.
Welcome to the forum.
It is always great to see new people joining us here. I'm sure others like myself would like to hear a bit about you, your kukri and how you came to find us. A short bio really is appreciated.
As to the kukri all I can tell you is that it's what is known buy collectors as a Mkll. There is a great article about British military kukri here.
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As to its maker or date I will have to let others tell.

I hope you get something more here and enjoy the article.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:21 pm 
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Hi Nick welcome to our forum, What you have, as Captain has said is a Ww2 Mk 2.kukri , Made by Army Traders Dahradun ,ATD in 1942 .
Very nice military kukri .
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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
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Hi guys

Thanks for the welcome and the help thus far, really appreciated.

Here are some better pics and more details. Forgive my lack of terminology!

Weight and dimensions;

Weight - 669g
Entire Kukri - 44cms long
Handle - 10.5cms long
Depth of blade at max - 5.75cms
Width of blade at max - 0.8cms

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
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Apols if pics were too large.

Re me - am a military history enthusiast and militaria collector. The kukri was my Father's, purchased from recollection in a militaria shop. Without knowing anything about kukris it seemed 'authentic' to me.

That said, there are fakes for almost anything in the market now, and given the collect ability of this famous weapon, have no doubts that fakes abound.

Thanks for the pointers to the other interesting articles here. I posted in a hurry with no regard for wider research I'm afraid to say - my apologies.

I can feel my getting more acquainted with the detail of this famous weapon now!

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
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Hi - I think I have posts relating to this thread awaiting approval by a mod? Thanks. Nick


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
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Sorry, as a mod I must apologise for the general tardiness of us moderaters here. Everyones unpaid volunteers...

Your kukri is made by army traders in dehradun, india, in 1942, it is a A british Indian, mk.2 pattern issue kukri, and a very good example in good condition, with original scabbard....

A top piece!

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri for ID please?
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Thanks for the info.

Can anyone advise on the manufacturer of the scabbard?

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Nick


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