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 Post subject: Nice gift
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Hi guys ,don't think I've shown this before , was brought into the gym by a friend of mine to clean up as he knew I was into collecting Kukri, it was his dads he said was brought back from the war ,can't remember where exactly ,have to ask again ,was lying in his shed all those years ,dirty covered in paint and dust ,but still had grease on the blade which has preserved the blade ,so I ćleaned it up the best I could ,when I gave him it back eh said I could keep it .
It's not a massive blade ,12 inch but nicely hollow forged ,steel butt cap and bolster ,horn handle ,a light 420 Grams .
Anyway it meant a lot being gifted it from an old friend .


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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:45 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Cool!

Looks like it may be rather well made to me... If the steels right, It looks a potentially good one to my eye.

Id guess post ww2 Malaya era? Probably not Gurkha... Indian workshop.

Is it well tempered?

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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:59 pm 
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Spiral the the steel looks and feels good quality , looks hand forged i think .
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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:46 am 
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Sounds good!


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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Very nice, as usual, Highlander! Not the usual 'dog leg' shape to the spine seen on post war Kukris.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice gift
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:43 pm 
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dodgydave wrote:
Very nice, as usual, Highlander! Not the usual 'dog leg' shape to the spine seen on post war Kukris.


Smooth spine and dogleg occur in 19th century hanshee and current production kukris.


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