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Old 4th September 2017, 09:56 AM   #1
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attractive small kukri , 28 cm long across the curve. Brass pommel cap , copper rivets to horn and bone grips Unsure of date . But seems good quality.
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Old 4th September 2017, 12:32 PM   #2
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From what I can see the quality is rather poor (see for example the simply drilled hole instead of the classic Cho). I even doubt the Nepalese origin as genuine Nepalese Kukris always come with a traditional Cho.

To me it looks more like a WWII trench knife.

But maybe I am wrong.
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Hello,

From what I can see the quality is rather poor (see for example the simply drilled hole instead of the classic Cho). I even doubt the Nepalese origin as genuine Nepalese Kukris always come with a traditional Cho.

To me it looks more like a WWII trench knife.

But maybe I am wrong.


Thankyou for your directness .... no offence taken I am married to a Dutch girl !
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From what I can see the quality is rather poor (see for example the simply drilled hole instead of the classic Cho).


I read the round cho/kaudi as "made in India" rather than as a sign of poor quality. Some Indian kukris are very good in terms of metallurgy, ergonomics, and fit & finish, so "Indian" isn't always bad for kukris.

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I even doubt the Nepalese origin as genuine Nepalese Kukris always come with a traditional Cho.


As above, I think this one is Indian.

There are very old and very new Nepalese kukris with no cho/kaudi, and some older (but not very old) ones, so "no cho" and "abnormal cho" don't always mean non-Nepalese.
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I read the round cho/kaudi as "made in India" rather than as a sign of poor quality. Some Indian kukris are very good in terms of metallurgy, ergonomics, and fit & finish, so "Indian" isn't always bad for kukris.



As above, I think this one is Indian.

There are very old and very new Nepalese kukris with no cho/kaudi, and some older (but not very old) ones, so "no cho" and "abnormal cho" don't always mean non-Nepalese.


Much appreciated Timo , I do agree . And of course , mariusgmioc , I did not say it was Nepalese .
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