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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Hey guys! Thought I'd share a piece I recently acquired here in Australia.

It's my first 'authentic' Kukri, and also my first full set and only one step removed from the Gurkha who owned it! Really happy with it and was able to pick it up for a bargain. The lady I bought it from was selling it for her Dad and I will post here what he said about the Kukri verbatim. In the mid 80s he had been in the army (infantry battalion). Blade is marked "75", seems to be the year of its birth.

"We had a company of Gurkhas and as they were short on money after the ceremonial parade one of them sold their ceremonial kukri to me. They have a bush one that is carried in the field and a ceremonial one which is used for parade purposes. This one is ceremonial. Purchased in Brisbane"

He was in 8/9 Royal Australian Regiment. Photos attached:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Always nice to know where it came from!

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