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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2016, 03:59 PM
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Posted By mrcjgscott
Hi Rick, A good and much discussed question! I...

Hi Rick,

A good and much discussed question! I believe at present, the earliest attributed kukris are those residing in the National Museum of Nepal. The ticket says they were the weapons of Drabya...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,941
Posted By mrcjgscott
A pleasure Spaffo, always pleased to see kukri...

A pleasure Spaffo, always pleased to see kukri being discussed, whatever their form!




Mine too Battara. However, I think it always pays to know as much as one can about these things, and as kukris...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th December 2016, 02:28 PM
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Views: 3,941
Posted By mrcjgscott
Kukri...

What you have there is a commercially produced version of the military MK.5 kukri.

These did not appear until the late 1950's to 1960's, so not WW2 issue I am afraid.

They vary in quality hugely,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th September 2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By mrcjgscott
Thats an interesting and excellent piece...

Thats an interesting and excellent piece Russell!

With a blade length of 17.5 inches I would speculate that your kukri may fall into the Maar Hani catagorey: that is to say a sacrificial blade for...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By mrcjgscott
A pleasure to be able to help Charles, thanks...

A pleasure to be able to help Charles, thanks again for sharing your beautiful Dha with us.




Quite so Ian,

He would certainly have been educated in the ways of the Company, but when the three...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th August 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By mrcjgscott
Hi Ian, Thomas Henry Way actually served with...

Hi Ian,

Thomas Henry Way actually served with the Madras Army from 1862, being promoted Captain with the Staff Corps in 1870.

For the most part, officers of this period tended to stay in one...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th August 2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By mrcjgscott
Hi Charles, What a stunning Dha, and impeccable...

Hi Charles,

What a stunning Dha, and impeccable provenance! Congratulations!!

I have a great interest in Burma, especially of this period, so it is a real treat to see this piece.

I can tell you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 4th August 2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By mrcjgscott
Always a pleasure to be of service. I am...

Always a pleasure to be of service.

I am reliably informed that a much needed book on the subject is well underway, by probably the only individual equipped to make such a study.

I for one cannot...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd August 2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By mrcjgscott
Hello Thor1982, Welcome to the forum. Plenty of...

Hello Thor1982,

Welcome to the forum. Plenty of knowledge here, in old posts which may be found via the search engine.

As the other esteemed members already note, your location will give us more of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By mrcjgscott
That first example is rather a monster, of...

That first example is rather a monster, of unusually large proportions:

http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/s556_full.html
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th July 2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By mrcjgscott
Thanks for sharing those with us Bandook!! :D

Thanks for sharing those with us Bandook!! :D
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By mrcjgscott
Could it be an original wooden handle, repaired...

Could it be an original wooden handle, repaired and rebuilt using plastic, and then given a thick coat of paint?

The pommel cap/nut fixing looks similar to some Afghan work I have seen previously...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
How can there be no misrepresentation when the...

How can there be no misrepresentation when the pictures clearly do not show what you claim them to?

Are you saying you were not banned for creating fake profiles in order to back up your own...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
Unfortunately Simon Hengle, you do have previous...

Unfortunately Simon Hengle, you do have previous form when it comes to pretending to be other people on internet forums, don't you?


Simon is banned from bladeforums for using 3 different identities...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
I am not too concerned with an email which say's...

I am not too concerned with an email which say's "Probably"!!

I also hope your email contain's permission to use the photographs you took?

No apologies for misrepresenting the photographs you...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th July 2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
Simon Hengle, Exactly which images are you...

Simon Hengle,

Exactly which images are you alleging that you hold copyright to?

Every image used has been published on this forum previously, and is therefore open to debate.

You have already...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
I also have a copy of a letter, addressed to a...

I also have a copy of a letter, addressed to a lady in Derbyshire, a Mrs Stone, who ordered two ring grip kukris sets from a company in Dehra Dun. This letter is dated to 1955, so still popular...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
There is one other photograph, which shows a...

There is one other photograph, which shows a Captain Holmes of the Royal Engineers, proudly wearing a ring grip kukri on his hip. This photograph dates to 1945, and goes some way to prove that whilst...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
So, the two main photographic sources have to be...

So, the two main photographic sources have to be discounted. One by the absence of rings, the other by the absence of a visible hilt to examine.

Another image, of lesser importance, is a photograph...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
The second image is a little more mystical, in...

The second image is a little more mystical, in that for years we have been told of it’s existence, and that it quite clearly shows a kurki with rings on the grip, but it has never actually been...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
I will deal with the photographs first, as they...

I will deal with the photographs first, as they are the easiest to dismiss, being “visual” evidence.

This is the first photograph from the “for” case. A photograph entitled “Gurkhas of 4th Indian...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th July 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By mrcjgscott
“Ring Grip” Kukris, A Fresh Perspective.

The main purpose of this article is to address the current and rather dangerous trend which assumes that:

“Any kukri found with either brass or steel rings around the grip is a WW2 Indian Army...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th May 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,526
Posted By mrcjgscott
Serendipitous

By happy chance I was going to post up my new tulwar (my second) when I saw this thread resurface.

Like the subject of Matt's query, my latest addition also carries the cross marks to the blade.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd May 2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,806
Posted By mrcjgscott
A very nice example David, Obviously a...

A very nice example David,

Obviously a traditionally made Nepalese piece, of good quality.

I particularly like the scabbard, subtle decoration, and well constructed. Especially nice that the loops...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 9th May 2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,803
Posted By mrcjgscott
I am happy to announce that after our short...

I am happy to announce that after our short hiatus, IKRHS is now back in business.

We look forward to welcoming you all back, and hope you will come and join us for some lively and interesting...
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