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Old 13th August 2021, 04:18 AM   #1
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Hi fellow enthusiasts, I am not super familiar with Kukri knives. May I ask if anyone could assist in understanding the age and category of this piece. I will add pictures of the scabbard shortly after.

Note the souson pattah-esque sword is in the picture too, but not the one in question obviously.
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Old 13th August 2021, 04:34 AM   #2
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Old 13th August 2021, 12:33 PM   #3
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There are indications that it is post WW2, the brass bolster and knurling are features associated with the later date as is the reduced size of the grip ring. The blade is very well forged, more so than usual, and the double peen (or are they nails) is an early feature. At a guess, a private purchase officers kukri of the late 1930's early 1940's, possibly even using a refurbished older blade.

Is the grip horn or hardwood?

All in all, a nice item to have in a collection.
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Old 13th August 2021, 02:55 PM   #4
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Agree with David. I had a similar one for a bit with a horn hilt. I thought it might be 40s to 60s. Nicely made.
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Old 14th August 2021, 02:09 AM   #5
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Thanks David,
Iím fairly new to Kukriís and related blades.

I had thought the handle was hardwood, Iíll attach more pics. Seems there is a repaired or beginning crack along one side.

Do you feel that the scabbard and little dagger pieces are en suite?

So your guess is possibly 1940ís ish ? I am completely at a loss on this one due to no patina (possibly due to high polishing). Through the sheath looks that old, if original to the knife.

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There are indications that it is post WW2, the brass bolster and knurling are features associated with the later date as is the reduced size of the grip ring. The blade is very well forged, more so than usual, and the double peen (or are they nails) is an early feature. At a guess, a private purchase officers kukri of the late 1930's early 1940's, possibly even using a refurbished older blade.

Is the grip horn or hardwood?

All in all, a nice item to have in a collection.
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Thanks DhaDha.


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Agree with David. I had a similar one for a bit with a horn hilt. I thought it might be 40s to 60s. Nicely made.
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Old 28th August 2021, 09:23 PM   #7
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Blade looks older than the handle and fittings. I'd venture a guess to say the smaller knifes, sheath and blade are original. Handle seems to be a re-hilt.
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Very nice and classy well made dui chirra (two fullered) blade, the Karda is a small utility knife and the Chakmak is a blunt but hard tool to 'steel' the edge if t gets rolled. I much prefer the smooth spine curve of these earlier blades as opposed to the broken back khukuris of more recent vintage.
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