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 Post subject: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:47 am 
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Firstly thanks to Highlander for taking possession of this giant kukri along with some others and getting then out to me! It is hard to show just how big this kukri is. I just got lucky recently when an opportunity came up to grab a number of new year kukri. This is one of them.

It is over half a meter from tip to butt @ 55.5cm

The blade is 43 cm long from tip to bolster.

Hilt is 12.5 cm.

The belly is 8.5 cm.

And the weight, the weight is close to 1.2kgs!!!!!!!!!!

It comes with its original sheath but is missing the two small knives and pouch. It has signs of use. As to age I'm thinking late 19th early 20th. And why so big maybe a sacrificial piece.

The last photo shows it next to a Royal Nepalese Army kukri that are generally considered a big kukri.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:49 am 
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And compared to the Mk1 Kukri that I also got recently. Also spine comparison with RNA kukri.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am 
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The large one looks very well made, great distal taper as well. Looks sacrificial of military background to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:06 pm 
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This is one massive kukri, biggest ive seen , ive been lucky enough to have had it in hand , seems to have been styled like a Battalion type kukri , would also say for sacrifical purposes within a military unit
Highlander..


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Well it looks like 2018 is getting off to a bang.
It's always good to see our ranks enjoying some new years happiness and what better way than a massive Kukri like this. I don't remember seeing another what must be a unit sacrificial Kukri here. I must say I'm a little bit envious.
What a wonderful find and great to see fellow forumites helping eachother out.
It must be a very happy new year in your household.

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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:23 am 
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Yeah my heart sunk when the seller said they would not post outside of the UK. :(

But Highlander was more than happy to allow me to send them his way first. So I went from saying gee there is nothing around to picking up some very nice kukri all out of the same Military collection in a matter of days. I think Highlander enjoyed having them for the week or so before sending them to me.

It is such a big kukri.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:28 am 
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It has a cousin...

Nepalese Army sacrificial piece, probably issued on a one or two per company basis throughout each regiment.

Blade Length: 16.75 inches

Overall: 21 inches

Weight: 2.2 3/4 OZ


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:18 pm 
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Hi would you like to disclose the secret of finding these for sale ?

Not that I want to be come your compertition in these sales but i’m Always looking for new avenues to purchase from as most collectors have a settled collection and movement is rare. Post on the for sale on this forum are as rare as Super blue moons :lol:


Would you mind saying which collection it come from and was this an auction or private sale ?

Many thanks,
Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:24 pm 
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mrcjgscott wrote:
It has a cousin...

Nepalese Army sacrificial piece, probably issued on a one or two per company basis throughout each regiment.

Blade Length: 16.75 inches

Overall: 21 inches

Weight: 2.2 3/4 OZ


Looks identical - nice to know it has a cousin.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 pm 
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Scott wrote:
Hi would you like to disclose the secret of finding these for sale ?

Not that I want to be come your compertition in these sales but i’m Always looking for new avenues to purchase from as most collectors have a settled collection and movement is rare. Post on the for sale on this forum are as rare as Super blue moons :lol:


Would you mind saying which collection it come from and was this an auction or private sale ?

Many thanks,
Scott.


Um a fair bit of time on the internet! Private sale through a dealer who I first purchased the MK 1 off at a very reasonably price. They were purchasing other items (non Kukri) from this military collection (don't know who or where) and I said I would be interested in any other similar old kukri that may come up. I ended up with a few!


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:33 pm 
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mmmmm more and more interesting... Ill try and photo my dirty great wallopers tomorrow if I have a chance... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:56 am 
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Thanks Ramba, those types of connections are hard to find so I will keep looking for some of my own 8)

Need to get creative and find those mystery WSC’s in Singapore or Malaysia - the old Gurkha camp in Singapore is now the police training camp. Maybe I should ask someone in the SPF (Singapore police force) to look around for me you never know, they may find something in the back of one of the old buildings still on the site !!!

A few years ago they found an old tunnel from WWII which was part of the oil pipeline from Malaysia it had remained hidden and forgotten since the war so even on an island 40km wide stuff is still hidden away.

Fingers crossed I found someone in the know, or is this a road well trooden already ?


Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:47 am 
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The secret of finding them is scour auctions and dealers sites for them on a regular basis! Sometimes for years!

Hears 3 biggie, 2 with 16 inch blades that I think are for military type operations..... A Papu and a top quality longleaf ,

The 3rd is an old Nepelese made probably sacrificial kukri, but its light enough for combat use. very well balanced.. 18 inch plus blade but only weight 868 g. All weight within about 20g of each other.

But if a 16 inch type blade with ww1 design that certainly implies sacrificial to me.

With The older pieces it gets harder to tell as large kukris were used in Both Brit & Nepali armys as weapons to!

20 inch total length average in some Brit Gurkha regiments in even early 20th century...


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 pm 
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Thanks for posting up Spiral - all very nice kukri you have there. Particularly like the bottom one.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Kukri
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 pm 
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RAMBA wrote:
Thanks for posting up Spiral - all very nice kukri you have there. Particularly like the bottom one.


Thanks... yep there ok... :wink:


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