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 Post subject: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Need some help with identifying this Kukri. Left to me by my late father along with another 3.
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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Sadly its not the best, Hopefully you have a gem amongst the others... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:30 am 
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Could do with some information regarding age etc


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Well with the amount of militaria you sell, I Could do with seeing your other kukris first! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Here is a taster. This was my Uncles when he served in Burma. This wont be parted with, as I have his uniform and Slouch hat plus medals.

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Well thats a nice end of war mk.3 kukri! with matching 1945 scabbard and fitted with a earlier mk.2 frog. very nice!

My father was a chindit, But he carried a machete rather than kukri. It was a tough tour for them all...

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:55 pm 
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I take it the HW represents the maker, would be interested to know who they were. Any additional info on the first one. I have an ORDEP MKV as well dated 8/83 with scabbard. Others are probably tourist ones and have India on the blades.


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:10 am 
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Yes HW is the maker, Ive no idea who they were but they were a prolific maker of mk.3 kukri in 44 and 45.

The scabbard and from were both probably made at or around Cawnpore.

Your first posted kukri appears post ww2 , quite probably 1960s era, hard to be certain.

It may be good steel and well tempered, but on other hand it may be virtually mild steel..

Testing by use or with a file would determine that. Be cautious if using, as if it more for looking at than using it may start to come apart.

Thank you for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:38 pm 
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I have also seen the maker mark/name HW with 45, on Military issue Golok machetes.


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:57 pm 
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@dodgydave you bought some ww2 german incendiary bombs from me?

Anyone else with ant info on the first Kukri?


{Edited to add by moderator,,,, Thank you spiral. Apologies for my lack of simple politeness}


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 Post subject: Re: Kukri Help
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:10 pm 
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dodgydave wrote:
I have also seen the maker mark/name HW with 45, on Military issue Golok machetes.


Thats interesting Dave, What I think of as Golock or parang machete were issued from mid 50 onwards...


Ww2 ones were was mostly either the swollen ended, giant brit butcher knife type machete or straight assam Dha types...

Have you a picture of the machete style you mean?

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