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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:36 pm 
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Hi guys first Kukri for 2018 I'd love to know more about ,it's really thin 5 mm ,20 inch long laminated blade ,looks old ?? has a really nice cut Kaudi and curve to the blade ,the handle maybe a rehilt at sometime but looks old to. Has 2 pins thro the rat tail tang ,has what I think is a copper spacer beside the bolster ,looks military to me ?? Feels really light and fast in the hand ,the scabbard has a brass Chape but not original to the Scabbard ,any thoughts are welcome
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:46 am 
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Love this one - I think all original and just the pins added for some extra strength (done quite some time ago mind you) - does have a North West Frontier feel/look to it. Elegant and deadly all in one.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Lovely piece, looks all Origin to me, seen 4 or 5 such hilts, lovely Indo-Persian riccaso, overall looks NW Muslim India, NWF {As Ramba says} Or Afghan regions to me.

Very nice weapon, not utility piece.

Whats the stitching on the scabbard look like?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:28 am 
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Thank you Spiral ,I'm glad it's a good one ,was a Xmas gift from the good wife lol ,wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it ,here's some Picts of the stitching on the back ,how would you date it ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Very nice piece Highlander, congrats!

I'd love to get my hands on one like that.

I feel like I've seen a similar piece before, they look almost more like a yaghatan than a kukri. I'll see if I can find the pic.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:56 pm 
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That would be great Paul if you had any picts of one similar
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:00 am 
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Highlander wrote:
Thank you Spiral ,I'm glad it's a good one ,was a Xmas gift from the good wife lol ,wasn't sure what it was when I first saw it ,here's some Picts of the stitching on the back ,how would you date it ?
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Good pressie! Can she get me one? :lol:

I cant realistically say how old it is from photos,as rather unique in many features. but would guess late 19th century if I had to... But might be wrong, either way.

Looks very good quality though.. It there a deliberate pattern to the lamination? Dont suppose its Wootz? I wouldnt be surprised if it was... :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:11 pm 
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Really pleased you like it Spiral .there does seem to be a slight pattern on it .hard to make out tho .
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:02 pm 
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Do you etch? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:35 pm 
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Id be scared id botch it up Spiral . :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Interesting bit of kit you have there, looks to be beautifully made.


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