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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:37 pm 
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Hello, I recently purchased this Kukuri at a local auction along with a couple of daggers as one lot. There are no markings on the Kukuri except for two small diagonal ground lines on the spine. I think it is a short tang type and seems to be of some age. It weighs 445g and is 43cms in overall length. I came across your Society forum via a link in the article Collecting the Nepalese Kukuri on the Chinese Martial Studies website. Having read a fair amount of the postings and some articles on your forum there is clearly much knowledge and experience within your membership. I therefore was hoping and would very much appreciate, an opinion on this Kukuri I have. It is in good condition except for a couple of chips to the handle and a tiny bit of movement of blade in handle. The blade is clean, the handle wood has a good patina and it has its frog and two tools. Thank you in advance for any comments :) I can try and post a few more pics if necessary.
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P.s. I have an interest but have very limited knowledge of Kukuri, but have been wanting to own a historical piece or two. There seems a huge amount to learn on the many variants of Kukuri. I have a general interest in edged weapons and history in general. In fact I recently visited the very good Ghurka museum in Winchester UK and this opened my eyes to those brave guys their culture, history and the iconic Kukuri. :o


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:46 am 
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Welcome!

Looks a very nice and genuine kukri! Very light to, more weapon that tool.

Very good military style frog as well.

It might be ww2 era, hard to be totally certain , as that shape and style could be from slightly before or slightly after as well.

Can you take a photo of rear of the frog please, it would be interesting to see which type of construction it .

Yes the Gurkha museum is fascinating, I must agree.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Hello Spiral, thank you for the prompt reply and your thoughts on my Kukuri, much appreciated and interesting. I have attached a few more pics including the scabbard/frog. Hope they help.
Tanktracker :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:15 am 
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Thanks, Thats a good frog, either ww2 or late 40s...

Good find all round!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:46 am 
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Thanks for sharing your latest Kukri find.
It's good to see that there are still interesting kukri out there just waiting to be discovered.
This looks like a very nimble kukri indeed.

Many thanks for sharing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Dear Spiral and Captain, many thanks for your knowledge, comments and help. I am pleased to hear I have got a nice Kukuri, having gained a little more knowledge on the Gurkhas and the Kukuri I can see me looking to get another sometime if I am lucky enough to find another nice one.
Thanks again. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:23 am 
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Thank you! Its nice to be able to give good news about a kukri sometimes!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:09 am 
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tanktracker wrote:
Dear Spiral and Captain, many thanks for your knowledge, comments and help. I am pleased to hear I have got a nice Kukuri, having gained a little more knowledge on the Gurkhas and the Kukuri I can see me looking to get another sometime if I am lucky enough to find another nice one.
Thanks again. :)



Always a pleasure to see new interest in the field and get to see more Kukri.
It will be great to follow your new found interest decline in to a passion and before you know it addiction. :lol:

We welcome all kukaholics here.
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