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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:57 am 
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A few of you may remember me posting a few snaps a while back of my 1913 BSA No1 MkIII SMLE which was issued to the 1/5th Gurkha Rifles in April 1914 ... well, it now has a partner!

One of the dealers here in Australian sorted through the pile at Atlanta Cutlery and bought some fine examples back. After much thought, I picked out this one, which seems to be early 20th Century, and may well have been the type in use at the start of the Great War.

There's an inscription on the base of the handle and a decidedly English number stamped on the spine of the blade.

Needless to say, I'm on the lookout for a scabbard!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:59 am 
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Nice one, one of mine from AC has the same cho.

We need Spiral or Beoram to weigh in on the marks on the grip.

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Nice kukri, I couldnt even hazard a guess at what it says on the butt, Beoram is the man who understands Nepalese.

But I do notice, evry crack, scratch,crevice etc. on the kukri has dirt & cosmoline in.

Wheras the marks on the butt show what looks like clean, fresh ,bright, pink, unoxidised, undirtied wood. as if carerd recently.

Trying to fit a scabbard to it will be rather tricky,pity it wasnt matched with one from the pile at Atlanta. {14,000 kukris must make a big pile!}

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:05 pm 
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the marks on the butt show what looks like clean, fresh ,bright, pink, unoxidised, undirtied wood. as if carved recently
And, always allowing for the possibility I'm just seeing "pictures in the clouds" :oops:, it looks as if the carving is done over some older stampings:


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I think you could be right Berkley.

Theres another one that could perhaps resemble a 2 near the middle of the grip.

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