NEPALESE KUKRI KNIFE

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Wonderful Kukri. "The Gorkhas claim to belong to the Kshatri or warrior class, and therefore to the ancient military division of Hinduism. They are a warlike race, and, as already remarked, made a determined resistance to our arms but now form some of the best of our native infantry. Their national weapon is the Kukri, originally a kind of bill-hook, for cutting through small wood in the dense low jungles of the Teraí and the Himalayas."

A nice example of the 19th century, representing the finer quality pieces from this period. It has a long, fairly slender blade with two narrow grooves near the spine running from the base to about halfway up the blade. The base of the blade has the typical notch, or cho, found on most khukuri. The blade is 11 1/2 inches is forged folded. The blade excellent has 2 large grooves and one narrow. The hilt is made of a single piece of bone with a pronounced rib for grip. The silver pommel has a pronounced flare, for increased security. The scabbard is fitted with two large silver mounts. The silver end piece with of floral work in repousse. The silver mouthpiece has a rectangular section of fine pierced floral work.

“If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.” -Field Marshal Sam Manekshal   [PE] [ph:L]

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