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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2015, 09:42 AM
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Posted By spiral
Potentially Indian mutiny era kukri

Here's a couple of potentially Indian mutiny era kukri from my collection, I thought I would share, I've always really liked them . Both laminated, one currently etched to show it, with the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By spiral
Thank you Miguel! That makes it even nicer!...

Thank you Miguel! That makes it even nicer!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By spiral
Sadly in this case it is ivory. There are testing...

Sadly in this case it is ivory. There are testing a horn handled piece to determine its species though.

After all with Cites the law is broken even it is due to ignorance of the law .{No legal...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By spiral
A fellow kukri collector currently has legal...

A fellow kukri collector currently has legal trouble in Europe for importing a few kukris from Australia, including a very old ivory handled kukri,{amogst others.} without the correct cities...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By spiral
Ahhh Another great one gone... Ill crack a brew...

Ahhh Another great one gone... Ill crack a brew in your memory...

16 years on the net for me, & people who were familiar are going.. :shrug:

Hope the journey was good...

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By spiral
Often with such approaches in the EEC its Germany...

Often with such approaches in the EEC its Germany tomorrow... the rest of Europe next year...

Thanks for the heads up castellum aquilonis!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By spiral
Unusual quality of horn... Nice! spiral

Unusual quality of horn... Nice!

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th July 2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By spiral
Absolutely fascinating! Beautiful! If possible...

Absolutely fascinating! Beautiful!

If possible to tell, Is the blade re.forged from the original or replaced?

Spiral

ps

Dahomey... It was a country in Africa...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th July 2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By spiral
Interesting thread Jens... I guess in this age...

Interesting thread Jens...

I guess in this age of closing library's being replaced by the internet as "The learning medium." for many, It shouldn't surprise me that for some the full scope of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By spiral
Certainly Ian, It was a joke for Chris , Ill send...

Certainly Ian, It was a joke for Chris , Ill send you a PM.

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th July 2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,899
Posted By spiral
Sounds good! :D memories to remember... ;)

Sounds good! :D

memories to remember... ;)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By spiral
That's interesting Kronckew, I guess that was...

That's interesting Kronckew, I guess that was Africa somewhere?

spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Cheers Ibrahim If you become "special"...

Cheers Ibrahim

If you become "special" enough, you can have them too! :D

Actualy no its all quite normal really... Id misinterpreted the link requirements...very kindly the moderators &...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,107
Posted By spiral
:D I love it when my mornings prophecy's are...

:D I love it when my mornings prophecy's are proved true in the evening! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd July 2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Thank you kindly Ian... I am delighted to see...

Thank you kindly Ian... I am delighted to see it maintained the continuity of the thread.

Cheers,
Spiral
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Thanks for your pm. Ive replied. On attempting...

Thanks for your pm. Ive replied.

On attempting to delete the pictures throughout the thread that are photobucket linked . I find I no longer have the power to edit my own thread! :shrug:

What...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd July 2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Some confusion indeed Ian! Just to clarify are...

Some confusion indeed Ian!

Just to clarify are you aware a copy of every picture in the thread I posted. is actually already hosted on your forum in this thread in posts 1 & 7?

The ones within the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st July 2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Thank you Chris! It seems important that people...

Thank you Chris! It seems important that people are not mislead by this kukri.





Hi Ian,

I think that's what I've done?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th July 2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By spiral
That's pleasing Jens, its always good when a more...

That's pleasing Jens, its always good when a more experienced fellow agrees with ones idle musings, based on my limited observations of pieces from this region...



That's a particular genre you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Sorry Rick, I thought I had! Lost some somehow...

Sorry Rick,

I thought I had! Lost some somehow in the thread assemblage....

Ive added the missing ones. :)
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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Another strange piece of evidence is an...

Another strange piece of evidence is an apparently undated picture of a Mess orderly carrying such a kukri! {Actually the clothing could be just civilian style leave attire, I would think? .} ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
These kukri in India are known as Garhwali kukris...

These kukri in India are known as Garhwali kukris after the Garhwallis who made them.. I should add kukris with silver rings on the hilt probably date back to WW1. And were probably purchased...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Many soldiers also bought kukri ether to use or...

Many soldiers also bought kukri ether to use or as souveniers from the many hundreds if not thousands of Kukri factors, markets, Bazaars & street sellers in India. Some were of this type.{Many,many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for...

Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for collectors.
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For a while now , over a decade in fact , there...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th July 2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By spiral
Ring grip Army issue Kukri, A correction for collectors

For benefit of clarity & order photos in thread are hosted by photobucket, but to conform to forum rules Ive also added them to the forum as as 1st for permanent record.

Should have added them...
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