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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Just remembered something I was told when checking out a Kukri at a car boot sale earlier this year:
" That bit there (referring to the cho/kaudi) is what the Gurkhas use as an aiming sight when they threw the Kukri" :?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:11 pm 
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It's a little-known fact that the kukri was covertly used by Australian troops, on the basis that the curve in the blade made it come back when thrown. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:48 am 
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Yes indeed. I believe that particular quote is associated with an American Colonel who wrote an article on military knives in the late 1940's/50's.

I have also seen it perpetuated by others in subsequent work.

Still hunting for the all too elusive "boomerang" kukri, I guess one will fly past sooner or later....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:09 pm 
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War deparment documents to wsc around 1950 also thought the kaudi was a sight!

The earliest reference Ive seen to it being a sight for throwing, {sometimes with strings attached to retrieve it!} were from ww1 equivalents to the daily mail. {Sadly I don't think I have any copies on file.}

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