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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:22 pm 
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Here we go, and a recent acquisition. Also a bit of feed back invited. This looks to be the real thing, and as such my only military Kukri. The question is, do I strip and renovate, or leave as is. My instinct is to repair it to the point where it is once more a usable tool/weapon with nothing removed but pieces repaired, as in wood inserted where missing... And should I make a new butt plate?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:37 am 
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Nice old Mkll, sorry old state though.
My tuppence and a bit would be to loose the dreaded red and leave as is. I would rather see it incomplete and authentic than useable and not.
But others may disagree with me and it's yours now.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:02 pm 
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The choice is yours, Ive been spoilt for kukris for 20 years, so I dont view it as a particularly collectable in its currant state...

If you know its [url]true[/url] history different matter.

I think Id do what they do in Nepal, tear of the damaged slab, replace and use. or collect and love...

If done well, in 10 years time most kukri "experts" couldnt tell..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:41 am 
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Thanks Spiral, that is pretty much what I have decided to do. I know the condition is fairly poor, but it cost me very little, about 10% of what they go for in good condition.


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