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 Post subject: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:16 am 
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I rarely get a chance to buy an old kukri locally - and it costs so much to ship to me from overseas!!

So when I saw this I put in a bid thinking it could be a clean up project and maybe WW1 period.

Well I got a little surprise as when i picked it up from the auction house it seemed to be a etched blade. I believe this is called Buddhas eye.....

Well most of the grime came off with a cloth and wax and grease remover. I used a bit of autosol and went over lightly to reveal what I think is a older blade than WW1 period. It has its original two small knives as well and they cleaned up also.

Interested as to thoughts................


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:22 am 
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Another of the etching on the old blade. I changed the colour and exposure to make it stand out.


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:35 am 
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Forgot......

Blade is 30.5 cm

weight 352 grams


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:05 pm 
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What a wonderful surprise for you.
I think I coined the phrase Buddha eye a few ago when describing one I bought of a fellow forumite, so let's be careful with terminology.
Fantastic to have the full set enjoy it I still hold mine as one of my top 10.

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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Nice one RAMBA i rather like the etched ones myself i have one very similar from a fellow friend on the forum .
Captain i didnt know you coined the phrase Buddhas eye :D it describes it rather well i think , always know what it means now when i hear the term used .
Thinking Ww1 date wise or 20s

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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:30 pm 
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I will try and find the original post and post a link.
The design reminded me of the auspicious sign which is widespread across Nepal on Buddhist stupas, doors and me.

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Suffices to say Nepal left a real mark on me.

Captain

Found it out
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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
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Brilliant Captain .nice one

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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
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Thanks Captain for the link!

The similarity to your kukri is uncanny. kaudi looks a bit different. Do you have specs for your kukri - blade length and weight?

Yes I'm happy with it as it is a complete original set.


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:39 am 
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Here are the spec's of my one.

Weight 420g
Overall 440mm
Blade 350mm
Handle 90mm
Arc 370mm
Belly 52mm
Drop 80mm
Spine @ricasso 9mm
Spine @belly 7mm

My one is the kukri only and it looks like it was purchase#8, that was a few ago now but still a joy to look at and hold.

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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Stunning Kukri ,Very similar Captain to my one ??identical handle design on the handle and bolster Kaudi ,the specs are nearly identical to apart from the weight ,i think mine is 620 Grams I'll check again, yours is very light for a big blade ,you can't really see the etching on mine ,quite faded have to get the right lighting ,my one seems only etched on one side is yours the same ,how do you date these pieces ??

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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:33 am 
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Nice one Highlander!

I should add that mine is etched on both sides. It is half the weight of yours.

Captain thanks for the further information.

I might try to post a side by side collage of all three. In Photoshop tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
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That would be cool , be nice to see .
Highlander .


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
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Bit of a hack job but here are the three etched kukri.

Top - Mine

Middle - Captains

Bottom - Highlanders


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 Post subject: Re: A nice local kukri
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:22 am 
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Great comparison picts thanx .
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