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Author:  Scott [ Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:26 am ]
Post subject:  Before I buy another fake !!!

Looking to try and avoid the same mistake I made with my first purchase which was a fake 1917 marked blade I thought I asked everyone’s view of these kukri’s.

All opinions welcome, I hold no one accountable for the advice just looking for an educated opinion even a Guess will do.

I like the two without the metal bolster, but really not sure if this are authentic or not, after reading the posts here I do not think anyone can be !!!

I have ask for more detailed photos of markings on the blades if any, one seems to have some.

Many thanks.

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Author:  Spiral [ Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:55 am ]
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Its a recent commercial Indian copy of the mk.3 kukri.

Its most likely made by windlass in India and there heavily marketed by Atlanta cutlery in USA.

Spiral

Author:  Scott [ Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:31 am ]
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Many thanks, it actually two different knives are both the same from India and copies, one does have the arrow on it but it’s not very clear - waiting for more photos.

Also a couple of others i’ve Found as well, seems the hunt and the damage goes on.

Many thanks.

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Author:  Scott [ Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:36 am ]
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Another couple of photos of the others I have found.

Thanks
Scott

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Author:  Scott [ Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:36 am ]
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Can this topic be moved to the discussion forum I think I posted it in the wrong place ?

Anyway - maybe we should have a discussion forum called fake or real ?

I found this for sale at auction. I have ask the auction house to say it’s a replica or reproduction on the description let’s if if they do - so if you really want one here another for sale identical to the one I bought two weeks ago.

https://www.stroudauctions.co.uk/0169da ... tail&year=

The second is a little different - probably a windlass with an odd guard and fake markings but happy to be corrected - still learning about them. Additional photos provided by the auction house.

http://www.interencheres.com/fr/recherc ... D=date_asc

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Author:  Spiral [ Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:41 am ]
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Hi Scott,

I dont seem to have the ability to move your post. Ive contacted Captain to see if he can..

Failing that can I suggest you copy and paste your posts into a new thread on that forum?

Regards,
spiral

Author:  Spiral [ Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:57 pm ]
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It seems your wish was our command!

Author:  Scott [ Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:32 am ]
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many thanks for moving the post, appreciated.

I did get a response from the UK auction house who said they would update the description - but it still doesn't look like they have.

I've place a bid for #2 hopefully I get it :) , auction is tomorrow.

Author:  Spiral [ Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:42 pm ]
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You probably will.... :shock:

Spiral

Author:  Scott [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:48 am ]
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I have another question, after reading the post from someone selling the Kukri on ebay recently.

I found one seller who seems to have everything I have tried to search for in terms of marks/stamps on the blades - hennadiy2006

https://www.ebay.com.sg/sch/i.html?_nkw ... =1&_ipg=50

He seems to have a lot of the Atlanta Cutlery (IMA) at three times the cost they have them listed on their site.

He has a very odd looking WSC blade -

And a large number of Pioneer Calcutta stamped blades.

Not that I will be buying any, but has anyone looked at this sellers items - has anyone purchased anything, and are any of them original ?

Many thanks.

Author:  Spiral [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:31 pm ]
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The 13 I see listed seem honestly described to me.......I cant see a wsc piece though, have you a link to that one...

Spiral

Author:  Highlander [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:16 am ]
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Hi Scott i bought a couple off him when i first started out .a couple of original ww2 mk2s , with scabbards .but ive seen his prices go up recently , had good dealings with him tho .no problems .
Highlander

Author:  Scott [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:33 am ]
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This has a stamp of WSC and broad Arrow Mark - see item https://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Vintage-Ind ... SwNSxVZziw

you need to scroll down to see all the photos posted of it.

Also the item in the auction didn't reach it's reserve so I didn't get it for 2 pounds :cry:

Author:  Spiral [ Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:53 pm ]
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Ok yes thats a post world war mk.3 kukri made by windlass steel crafts {wsc} in India, Id guess the kukri is 1970s {just a guess}

When reading the abbrevations, theres sometimes more than one potential meaning.

But as one of the first to call out fakes, I have to say its in no way miss described...

Which is almost unusual amongst antique kukri on ebay.... :cry:

You bid £2 ? you reckless spend thrift you! It was worth a tenner at least!

Mind you c.£30 odd for packing and postage rather ruins the lower end pieces prices anyway...

Spiral

Author:  Scott [ Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:46 am ]
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Many thanks Spiral, you are fontnof knowledge I have a lot to learn. :D

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