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 Post subject: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 pm 
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Hi guys have a stamped Angkhola I’d like to know more about , has a z stamp on the Kaudi ,the Kaudi is a Chorten ,Stupa style ,have any other members got this type ?.or know what the z means .
Has the soldiers number 1348 if anyone can help with this ,diamond butt cap with a riveted handle ,
This feels great in the hand nice and light ,580 grams ,13 inch blade ,not sure if the scabbard is original to the blade but it fits well ,was thinking ww1 or 1920s for this piece ,


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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:54 pm 
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Nice kukri Highlander!

I've never held an angkhola that I didn't like.

Reminds me of this one of Krishna's http://sirkukri.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/ ... lassic&m=1

His is full tang though.

Can't comment on the stamps, but look forward to hearing from others.


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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Nice one Highlander, love the curve of the spine :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Looks like it would be good in hand!


Is it a Z or is it an N?

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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Thanx for the replies guys .yep this one feels great in hand , could thro this about all day long .
Spiral Z or N not sure .i think i liked the idea of it being a Z for Zorro kinda liked the ring of that lol .
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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
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:lol: cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:23 am 
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I have seen this offline here and talked to Highlander about it.

I have a theory that may or may not be true but bare with me.............

If that is a Z and the service number 1348 then it may be the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). "On joining the RNVR, men were assigned to divisions and allocated service numbers prefixed by a ‘distinguishing letter’ indicating the division they had entered. If a man joined after the outbreak of the First World War they may have a Z in their service number. This usually appeared after the letter indicating the Division"

So it may read Z/1348? or having it marked the 1348 with the Z off to the side would still make sense to the carrier.

What is know is that "The Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve was founded in 1903 and formed of officers and other ranks who undertook naval training in their spare time. Unlike the Royal Navy Reserve they were not necessarily professional seamen. Known affectionately during the First World War as the “Wavy Navy” the RNVR was to take over from the earlier Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers, beginning with divisions in London, the Clyde and the Mersey. Many of the men in the early days of the London division were yachtsmen. One company was made up entirely of men from the Stock Exchange. In the early months of the war many were incorporated into the Army Royal Naval Division for service ashore. Many of the initial contingent were wiped out at Antwerp. Brigaded with the Royal Marines they also served ashore in the Dardanelles and on the Western Front."

The service number Z/1348 belonged to William Scurfield. Born 1890 — Served 1914-20 Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1920. I pulled his service record and William Scurfield landed at Dardanelles Gallipoli with Hawke Battalion where he was wounded in right calf. After recovering he was with British expeditionary force on western front in France.

I just wonder if this Kukri was his??


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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:39 pm 
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Very interesting RAMBA , be good to see what the guys make off all that .
Thanks for having a dig about for me cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Z stamped Angkhola
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Interesting indeed... I have no idea.

You may be right or you might not.


I suspect if in Naval reserve it wasnt necessary to stamp your kukri. As not many of you carried them.

Angling stamp in that manner doesnt match usual Brit,, or Aussie marking.

So great and plausible theory... but doubt if its the true fact of it.

Nice to see someone using there brain though!

Cheers for your thoughts...

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