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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:01 am 
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Absolutely loving the new addition to my collection. It's a genuine '43 Mk. II with a '44 sheath.

I'd be really interested to hear anybody's thoughts on it, or any more information about the use of Mk IIs in WWII etc.

Please enjoy!

Also, would my method in trying to clean this one up be any different to my IMA Kukris? Ie, steel wool, autosol/ lemon juice/ mineral oil? Is there anything different about the steel, wood, or sheath that I ought to know about before trying to restore some of the look of the blade?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:17 am 
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Very nice Pioneer you have there .congrats , yea id keep the cleaning method the same , tried and proven .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:59 pm 
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Looks great. Just a little TLC and that will serve it well.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:09 am 
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Excellent!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:33 pm 
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It’s funny, i was reading an old post on the SFI from Benjiman jenkins, and MKII’s that came from the batch at ACC and IMA - he was miffed about getting 4 Pioneers from them :lol: . Today us newbies hunt high and Low for them and pay a premium to get our hands on them, some people have all the luck.

Shame all the photos are lost here as well, i’m sure they will be reposted one day.

[http://www.swordforum.com/forums/showthread.php?89294-Review-of-Atlanta-Cutlery%92s-MKII-Kukris]

The other interesting point covered in this post is some of these MKII’s & III’s seem to be unused (I.E paint protecting the blades and very clean and I damaged) - I think Simon Hengle and Jonathan R.S had some differing views on this subject according to the posts. (Not sure who Jonathan R.S is but he also had a large number of MKII’s back in 2008, I do know who Simon (Toro) Hengle is).

Benjamin in his very interesting article on his own site comes up with an theory/answer about these newish MKII’s at AC/IMA. This was that the Indian government sent these to Nepal as part of cold war relief and gave the Nepalese a load of old equipment (muskets , cannons and kukri in this haul) to meet this obligation (not new hardware that they would have found a use for), this then turned in a small win in a way, as the Nepalese sold them to Windlass/IMA/AC - not sure everyone in Nepal agreed but that is now history as well.

If you’ve not read the article by Benjamin it’s here.

[https://chinesemartialstudies.com/2012/11/05/identifying-and-collecting-the-nepalese-military-kukri/]



Scott.

P.S does anyone know what the ESA stamp means on the kukri Benjamin mentions a couple of times are these just another inspection mark or like the M43 mark a Kami/manufacturing mark ?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:03 pm 
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Can you post a photo of the esa mark? I like Benjamin's work... But as its your questian, please save me time and illustrate the mark you refer to.

Benjamin im sure wont mind a hot link photo to here.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:29 am 
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Hi Spiral,

This isn’t one of Benjamin’s it one I was looking at purchasing, from the description Ben has made it would seem similar not sure Ben posted pictures as these are now missing from the SFI site ski can’t compare them.

The pictures show the ESA stamp and then what looks like a later addition of crossed kukri andnsomeother mark I can’t make out.

The question in 2008 never seemed to be answered so hopefully things have become more clear as more is learnt via groups like this.

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P.s sorry lost the software to resize them !!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:19 am 
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Are yes great thank you... its an Inspectors mark, SA is for small arms, E will identify place or person.

The size and layout, are typicle inspectors mark..

On this search link to Bens website, many kukri pics and articles can be found.

https://chinesemartialstudies.com/?s=kukri


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:50 am 
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Did you buy this Kukri Scott ? Seen it on the auction site ? Anybody any ideas about it ,i.e. Crossed sword stamp ,slightly up curved tip on blade ??
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 am 
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Have seen the crossed swords in photos of others kukris once before, no idea which company did that, The one sold yesterday was a beauty! Love the tip! Often upturned tips are sign of hammer sharpening, but didn't appear to be in that one.

The rare ww2 era private purchase octagonal ivory one in same auctionwent for peanuts . Kaudi was a little far forward for my liking though.

Im sure whoever won them is a member here!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:15 am 
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Was in the same boat Spiral wasnt keen on the Kaudi
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 am 
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I bid on both and did manage to purchase the WWII - received the invoice confirmation this morning - all I now have to do is pay for it !!!

I bid on the second as well, left a £100 max bid as i’ve something similar to this one already. I now wish i’d bid more after the comment from spiral (unless he was the seller :lol: )

I’m currently out of the UK for a few months so won’t be able to get more pictures for a while, once I get back I will post some more details.

But i’m very happy I got it, even if I over paid - but as I was once told it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. Some people sell junk some people buy antiques, some do both it’s all down to taste in the end.

Scott.

P.S the person that paid £110+ for the 1917 stamped blade will not be so happy. I placed a bid £2 as I bought some other things and also emailed them to say it was a repo but they ignored me.

Shame but I think we may have all fallen for this one at some point.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... 7b00a4d961


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 pm 
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:lol: well done punching as a heavyweight! Its a top example... Youll make some gnash there teeth... :lol:

My hexagonal version leaves that looking poorly... has provenance and is not for sale... :wink:

Yep lots of fakes about, even supposed arms specialists like wally and wally.... selling one.

Telling them its fake doesnt matter... they all know already... But there wording covers them legaly.... and they still make money of it..

Assuming dealers or auctions houses are naive is wrong.... Its naive to assume so.. Never assume an arms dealer has morality... :o :shock: :lol:

Assume there just after the pound in your pocket and will lie to get it and you wont be very be far wrong.. :oops:


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