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Old 20th May 2012, 03:03 AM   #1
Timo Nieminen
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Some kukri/khukuri. Here's what I know about them:

#1 has diamond-shaped bone(?) inlays on grip. Estimated as 1910s or 1920s.

#2 is small. Bolster appear integral, but it's welded on. I think it's fairly recent.

#3 has a bone(?) grip. Doesn't appear to be very old, but it isn't very new either. The scabbard appears to be covered in rawhide rather than leather.

#4 has a multicoloured grip. Estimated as WW2. Stamped "Tempered Steel Made in India".

#5 has a carved horn grip. Estimated as 20th century, pre-WW2.

#6 looks modern to me. Supposed to be a tourist purchase in Nepal, 1990s.

#7 is Indian. I got this new during the 1980s, so isn't much older than that. No bolster. This was my main camp knife/hatchet for many years.

#8 is Indian and modern. This is the Windlass Assam Rifles kukri.

#9 is modern, I think from Nepal. A monstrous 1.55kg. Oddly, it seems more unwieldy in hand than 1.6kg swords. An illusion of expectation?
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Old 20th May 2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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I like this one.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/attac...tid=88958&stc=1


I could be wrong but ww2 or into the 50s would seem quite possible. Nice little piece.

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Old 20th May 2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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My one and only Kukri. Here in England they are one of the more common blades to turn up, but I bought this one....nearly 40 years ago (god, was it that long ago) as being unlike the service or souvenir examples. Length 19 inches 48.5 cm and suprisingly light and handy. Thick backed, but hollow ground for most of the width of the blade.
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Old 20th May 2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Great collection!
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Old 20th May 2012, 11:56 PM   #5
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very nice collection, thanks a lot, to share it with us

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Old 21st May 2012, 09:05 AM   #6
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Oops! The order of pics is not as intended. Therefore, an index:
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