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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:06 am 
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I'm selling this due to needing funds for other projects/acquisitions.

First pics:

full shots both sides:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290039.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290038.jpg

hilt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290025.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290024.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290027.jpg

butt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290023.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290022.jpg

blade and cho:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290030.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290033.jpg

spine:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/ ... 290034.jpg

Best estimate for age when this piece was discussed on the forum (this thread) was 1930s-1960s. It's fairly small, 9 inches overall length. The hilt is appears to be ivory (but could be bone, I don't have the expertise to judge). Brass bolsters and steel butt cap. It's got some scratches and pitting on the blade as the photos show. The steel's appearance certainly seems consistant with something at least 45-50 years old. As you can see the hilt shape is somewhat unusual. It holds an edge nicely. No sheath I'm afraid.

Asking $80 USD (unshipped) due to unusual features but am willing to take lower offers if I have too as I really do need to sell this. I prefer Paypal. If you need further details or are interested in the piece than please send me a PM and we can discuss details of the transaction.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:30 pm 
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Price drop to 65 USD (unshipped)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:05 am 
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Final price drop. $50 USD unshipped. I can't go any lower. :( Help this baby find a new home. :o


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:05 pm 
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Iian, I Suggest you might try ebay?

Start it at $1 & see what the market will bear.

Who knows it might do well?

I think thats rather an entry level kukri, & most people on this forum are rather too advanced for that little beuty!

Or perhaps just give it to someone for christmas?

Spiral


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:31 pm 
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Hi Spiral,

I hesitate to use Ebay because I really like, when ever a sell part of my collection of edged weaponry, to see it go to someone who is truely interested in the subject (though I have no qualms about snatching bargains off there :lol: )

For now I'll hold onto this little guy, unless someone really wants it. It is a nice piece, though rather minature. :roll: :wink: Actually the need to unload it is rather less pressing now as a couple things came under budget this year (which was a nice change!).

A very Merry Christmas to you. :D


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 Post subject: the small fella
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:56 pm 
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Hi Iain.

Budget ?? at the end of the year :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Lucky you :!:

i understand your concern - ebay is a strange place, some sorry fakes get well
above 150 bugs, while some really authentique - but slightly less than perfect pieces
don't get a single bid :?

I think chances are low that you'll get 50$ for that blade on ebay - so I'm glad that you
keep it.
It is too "unusual" just to give away for a "fistfull of dollars" ... and as mentioned
in another post - its "crudeness" is adding to its charm. Very unique.

All the best

Andreas


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:34 am 
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Hi Andreas,

Ebay is indeed a strange piece, there's been some strange cases with modern replicas going for skads more than antiques... :shock:

Anyways this kukri is off the market. Happily sold to a individual new to kukris, I think as Spiral said, it'll make a nice beginner.


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 Post subject: New addict ?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:40 am 
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Iain!
Great to hear that you infected another one with the kukri virus :wink:
I think that person now has a nice piece to start with :!:

Cheers

Andreas


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