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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By sirupate
Hi Jens, I'm afraid not, and to be honest I doubt...

Hi Jens, I'm afraid not, and to be honest I doubt anyone does
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By sirupate
I guess we will never know for sure, but what the...

I guess we will never know for sure, but what the kami had to say seemed to me to make sense
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By sirupate
From a video of my latest visit, note the shape...

From a video of my latest visit, note the shape of the khunda
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th April 2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By sirupate
On my latest visit to Nepal I came across a...

On my latest visit to Nepal I came across a different and to me a more plausibe view to the visit in 2009.
Speaking to my kami about the khunda/khuda (pronounced Kora), they firmly believe that the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd January 2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By sirupate
Hi Robert Guy, they are classified as Service...

Hi Robert Guy, they are classified as Service no.1 or Service no.2, there is no NATO number as the RGR deal with the orders themselves, as opposed to the MOD. Also if you're on FB join my FB page for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st January 2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By sirupate
Yep that is an Indian made kukri, Atlanta...

Yep that is an Indian made kukri, Atlanta Cutlery, they call it an 'Officers Kukri'
Atlanta Cutlery Officers kukri (http://www.atlantacutlery.com/p-1050-officers-kukri.aspx)

There isn't a Mk5 btw,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th December 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,500
Posted By sirupate
Such a shame, interesting to see this pretty...

Such a shame, interesting to see this pretty recent kukri in this picture
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
The HI kami, so probably a dialect/regional...

The HI kami, so probably a dialect/regional variance, like khuda is to khunda, the fancy ones were used as a presentation pieces, there is one in the GM in Winchester.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th November 2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
Good find

Good find
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th November 2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
The British Government is often accused of...

The British Government is often accused of stopping local inhabitants practising their Martial Arts or carrying this or that in the 19th and early 20th century etc. So far I have found the claims...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th November 2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
Hi RobT, I'm not sure, but I suspect it is like...

Hi RobT,
I'm not sure, but I suspect it is like Khuda to Khunda for example, the same thing, but the latter one is a high caste spelling
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th November 2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By sirupate
Hi mross, their isn't a tradition of 'heirloom'...

Hi mross, their isn't a tradition of 'heirloom' (i.e. a treasured item handed down through the family) kukri as such in Nepal, it is more like, this is the kukri my dad had and its still usable, so...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd November 2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
I think they are possibly one and the same, maybe...

I think they are possibly one and the same, maybe a regional difference?, but the true Gurkhali/Nepali spelling is Aansi for the sickle blade, some pics from Nepal
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,380
Posted By sirupate
Mahout from Nepal, in the GM museum in Pokhara...

Mahout from Nepal, in the GM museum in Pokhara they call the sickle an Aansi, the Mahout on the Elephant had scars on his legs from when a Tiger jumped up on his Elephant
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd November 2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By sirupate
Indeed that would appear to be the case,...

Indeed that would appear to be the case, especially as Col. Wood backs up previous correspondence with other British Gurkha Officers and Gurkhas who served in WW2
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 1st November 2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By sirupate
Some replies to my questions to the 2nd GR historian

Dear Colonel D. Wood (2nd GR Historian and serving Officer in WW2),

1. Regarding WW2
A. Was the Regiment responsible for the supply of Kukri to the men?
Answer; “No, not the regiment, the kukris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By sirupate
Any help I can give please ask away, you can also...

Any help I can give please ask away, you can also have a look at this group for genuine Historical info, the very best Simon
Historical kukri (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1766736260214649/)
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
Once again thank you Kronckew, I just assumed...

Once again thank you Kronckew, I just assumed everyone would know about Dashain, which of course would not be the case.
In the picture is Captain McCalla's (Gurkha Officer) WW2 kukri, both were...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th July 2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
Thanks for that Kronckew Here is potentially an...

Thanks for that Kronckew
Here is potentially an armourer made (no proof, just compared to others I have seen and handled) kukri for Dashain potentially from the WW2 era
Next to it is potentially a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
I wondered who beat me at the auction

I wondered who beat me at the auction
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th July 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
Hi Bandook, Thank you for posting the picture of...

Hi Bandook,

Thank you for posting the picture of your kukri, all but one appear to be Indian kukri made for export/tourist. On the one one with the wooden handle, whay is the spec of that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
And a nice one from 1945 from the 2/6th GR to the...

And a nice one from 1945 from the 2/6th GR to the Hussars
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By sirupate
A Goorkha Kothimora kukri

A lovely ring handled Kothimora kukri presented to C A Hutton Esq; by the 2nd Battalion 2nd K E O Gurkhas (still Goorkhas in their title, formally the Sirmoor Rifles) in 1927
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By sirupate
Regarding the so called fake profiles, I believe...

Regarding the so called fake profiles, I believe you are talking about that time when on Blade forums that there was a debate, in which I two other friends and and another individual were having a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By sirupate
Chris, no misrepresentation of the pictures at...

Chris, no misrepresentation of the pictures at all, and I don't have so called 'previous' lol!! and to insinuate I pretended to be my wife is laughable, and I think to try and discredit Major General...
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