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Old 27th October 2019, 11:09 AM   #1
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Smile Nepalese Kora sword

Hey Guys and Girls,

i want to share with you, a Nepalese Kora sword that i just received one week ago.
She is in really good state, edge is sharp, pattern welded one, with the scabbard and hilt in pretty good condition. Length is 48cm blade (close to 19 inch) and 60cm in total (24 inch). Age estimation, middle 19th.

Hope you will enjoy is beauty !

Have a good Sunday,

Julien

(can't post all the pics.... they are too heavy )
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Old 27th October 2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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How wonderful to find a pattern welded kora! Not many out there. Congratulations!
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Old 28th October 2019, 07:10 AM   #3
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My thing these.

From the limited photos it looks like a high quality fighting kora. Lovely watered blade. Pity you can't show images of the scabbard as they are very rare to get.

Uploading image is not hard here just resize.
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Old 28th October 2019, 10:35 AM   #4
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The blade is amazing but you have to show us photos of the whole sword and photos of the hilt!
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Old 28th October 2019, 05:19 PM   #5
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Here we go !
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Old 29th October 2019, 01:42 AM   #6
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Yeah - also want to see the hilt and scabbard as well.
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Old 30th October 2019, 05:24 PM   #7
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I'm still in comments approval period ! Sorry for the time it take (don't worry moderator, i'm not criticizing you . And more than that, thanks for your job done here !)

If you guys want other pictures, say me.
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Old 1st November 2019, 10:28 AM   #8
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Or, one could see a collection of pictures of the piece plus detailed measurements here:

https://www.mandarinmansion.com/item/finely-forged-kora
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Old 1st November 2019, 10:47 AM   #9
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Oh, i don't think about this ! You did well Peter !
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Old 1st November 2019, 12:30 PM   #10
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Your kora is so beautiful that i put mine to the bin!
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Old 1st November 2019, 12:39 PM   #11
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Show us some photos Kubur! And thanks for her
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Old 2nd November 2019, 02:18 AM   #12
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A Beautiful Kora, a wrapped handle and a scabbard........WOW!!!
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Old 2nd December 2019, 11:37 PM   #13
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Wow, gorgeous and complete with scabbard. I had no idea Koras could be found with that kind of pattern welding!
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Old 3rd December 2019, 03:56 PM   #14
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Wow, gorgeous and complete with scabbard. I had no idea Koras could be found with that kind of pattern welding!



I join you in that Cthulhu!!! I have seen many koras, but never with watered steel blade (I use that term as I never grasp the world of metallurgical tereminology!).
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Old 10th December 2019, 09:59 AM   #16
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Looks like . But i don't buy it to him...
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