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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:39 pm 
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Just bought this one today in Birmingham, a decent full tang, military type Kukri. Lighter in the hand than most, with a good distal taper, it was only after I had bought it I saw the stamps. Opinions please.Image
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:43 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:41 am 
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Thanks for sharing your most recent purchase with us.
An honest early Mkll. In a bit of a neglected state,but a great addition all the same.
I can't quite make out the markings on my tablet but I'm sure one of us will be able to add more in a bit.
I quite like it as is, not withstanding the active agent red!! It's been saved now with you and has its own history written all over it.

Good to see you again.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:56 am 
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Cool! Good find, a rather battered old warrior! Markings are DHW for maker.

Indian government property stamp and broad arrow,

11 for mk2,

191 ? date of manufacture. {cant read last numeral.}

3 or 3? Inspectors number.

The dhw pieces vary in weight from very light to very heavy, A prolific ww1 maker.

Will you keep it as a collectable piece of history or re fit it as a user?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:19 pm 
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It is dated 1918. I am torn between complete refurbishing, or minimal restoration. No rush, other than to deal with any active rust. It is a lovely handling piece, much livelier than other military pieces I have had my hands on.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Yes the ww1 mk.2s are usually a few oz. lighter than the ww2 ones....... exceptions exist of course..

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:42 pm 
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David R wrote:
It is dated 1918. I am torn between complete refurbishing, or minimal restoration. No rush, other than to deal with any active rust. It is a lovely handling piece, much livelier than other military pieces I have had my hands on.


Minimal restoration!!! Don't lose that originality.


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