I'm trying to get my hands on a WWII stamped MKIII. I know that IMA and Atlanta Cutlery sold plenty of these so they shouldn't be scarce.
The following kukri are ones that I’d be willing to swap for a K44, K45, CMW 44 or 45, etc. Depending on type and condition I could trade two, or the deal could be smoothed out with cash. These are kukri I don’t really want to part with, but I’m trying to entice someone out there into making a deal.
First up is the dui chirra I recently re-set. It’s a really nice blade with lots of interesting features.
Next is this big bellied civilian kukri. Though the handle is hollowed out it is otherwise a nice complete kukri for display. It has a tight fitting original scabbard, chakmak, karda & pouch all included.
not a million miles from this one:
A WWII era Military Sirupate. This is a distinctive style of kukri, slim, & lightweight.
WWII era unmarked MKII. This one looks a bit like the Pioneer versions of the MKII, but is unmarked. Great blade with a lovely taper to the tang providing good balance and a nice feel in the hand.
WWII era private purchase MKIII. This is a superbly balanced MKIII with horn slabs and iron fittings. Blade is in great condition.
So, someone out there must have the kukri I'm after, I'd like to hear from you.