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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm 
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Many thanks Spiral, you are fontnof knowledge I have a lot to learn. :D


Dont we all!

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:34 am 
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interested in your views on these two I found on catawiki.com

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/148 ... ue-stamped

https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/148 ... d-scabbard

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 am 
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ok... I can tell you buy 100 other people will read what I say....

The unmarked one could easily be ww2 and may have been carried by Gurkha or other Soldier.

The Marked one the odds are very much against it..... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:00 am 
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Another batch of suspect items from auctions I monitor, I have opinions of my own but have asked for more detailed photos as the site pictures are not very clear (by design I Guess).

Not really getting the display of patch knives/kadra/chakmak - not sure this would be in a museum

Enjoy -

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57 ... ntent=item


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:27 am 
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Hi Scott , what question are you asking , ? I woudnt buy any of them , is it an American , Canadian auction house , just stay clear of it by the looks of things, Karda Chakmaks real , but a bit overpriced lol . :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:11 am 
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It was more am I right in they look suspicious?

Which you seem to have confirmeded.

They all looked questionable except the karda- I assume most people on this site know what a good Kukri looks and feels like. I’m still learning and all these don’t look that authentic to me - they look similar to the windlass kukri’s i’ve seen being sold as WII.

I’m sure one day I’ll find something authentic, it will probably be in a backstreet shop in England and not on the www

Anyway - I just placed an order with ACC - at least I know these aren’t made last week and the age will not be an issue 100 years old in most cases. It’s now just a matter of luck in what turns up in 14 days time and the UK customs don’t impound them as dangerous weapons.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:56 am 
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Scott wrote:
. It’s now just a matter of luck in what turns up in 14 days time and the UK customs don’t impound them as dangerous weapons.
Scott.


Currently UK customs view full size military kukri with 14 inch blades an non threatening.

Unlike 3 inch bladed lock knives or even slip joints that can be opened by gripping blade with thumb and forefinger and spinning in a centrifugal fashion....Which are viewed as dangerous and illegal and banned from import..{They bracket them as gravity knives...}

Of course new knife laws are coming in early next year......Then most likely Some knives will even be illegal to posses in your own home..

If the part of the proposed law banning sales to domestic rescidences comes in,,,, Good luck getting much through customs then...

Details of proposed laws.....

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offensive-and-dangerous-weapons-new-legislation

Also New laws next year that will effect sale of Antique ivory hilted kukris knives etc..

More laws... less police.... The responsible face of the law and order party... :roll:


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