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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:58 pm 
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I have read a number of different articles on this and have no personal opinion but looking at another book I picked up recently 10th Gurkha Riffles One Hundard Years.

Can anyone identify what is being held by the Kudo Valley Military Police Battalion Gurkha in second row from the front left side of the picture in the attached photos (hopefully not breaking copyright here) From page 22 of the book.

It looks like Kukri with a ringed handled but I’m no expert and my eyes aren’t as good as they where once upon a time.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Hi Scott your eyesite must be better than mine :shock: i cant make out a Kukri amoungst that bunch lol
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Hi Scott, can you mark or do a pic showing the kukri you mean please!

I suspect we can find the original picture within a couple of months and check it if necessary...

I dont have a dog in the race... those who buy car boot kukri for a tenner and sell them as expensive ww2 do. :roll:

A few are ww2 private purchase... I provided photos to the kukri world many years ago of that fact...

But many, many thousands were sold is seaside resort towns in 60s and 70 england and exported world wide from Dehradun.

There are ww1 era kukri with metal rings, carried by officers and made of silver...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:05 pm 
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I’ve mark the photo, not clear but it could be a Kukri and just the grip ring showing - as you say the original photo would help.

Looking at some of the books I recently picked it it’s very rare to see a Kukri being worn, I keep looking for them but hardly ever notice them.

In the same book is an interesting photo (or publicity shot) redefining trust - would you let someone Shave your head with a Kukri !!!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:02 am 
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Mmm Scott i can see a sword ?? But thats about it
Cant really make it out .Anyone else ?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:41 am 
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:shock: Yep An army officers sword?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:09 pm 
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He has a sword attached to his belt, what is in his left hand is the question ?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:52 pm 
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His leg :D .No seriously cant make out a kukri in that pict.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:38 pm 
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British Indian army officer puttees...

The fact you can see a kukri is good, It means your hearts in it... I see pictures in clouds and the fire , all the time!

But that you can see its a ring grip hilt kukri makes me think youve been to many amazing music festivals in your life!

Everyday must be an adventure!

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:01 am 
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Brilliant . :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:03 am 
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Just living the dream :lol:

Shine on you crazy diamond - just keeps coming into my head now !!!


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