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Old 10th July 2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default 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
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Old 10th July 2016, 05:35 PM   #2
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And a nice one from 1945 from the 2/6th GR to the Hussars
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SOME OF MY GORKHA KUKRIS
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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 kukri?

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SOME OF MY GORKHA KUKRIS


Thanks for sharing those with us Bandook!!
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Old 16th July 2016, 11:41 AM   #6
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That first example is rather a monster, of unusually large proportions:

http://www.swordsantiqueweapons.com/s556_full.html
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I wondered who beat me at the auction
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yes, the ones with lions head pommels and those shaped dotted grips are notoriously indian made for those who travel and are generally of lesser quality. you will not see a nepali with one.

the large ones emulate the ones used ceremonially at festivals for use on buffalo sacrifices. for some reason a lot of tourists think bigger is better. the big ones are not martial items.

the simple wood grip and scabbard of that smaller one is indeed more promising. more idividual photos and dimensions on that one would be cool.

the presentation one in post no. 1 is really neat. love the chirras and the smoothly curved spine. probably a really good story behind that one.

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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 1/2nd WW2 GR issue kukri
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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 1/2nd WW2 GR issue kukri


de nada.

for those who do not know, daishan is the festival where they ritually slaughter buffalo with a khukuri, usually one of the larger dedicated ones. they use the larger ones as they must ensure they decapitate the animal in one blow. if they do not, it is a BAD omen for the coming year, and the person who failed is shunned for the coming year.
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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 ordered by him and made by the battalion armourer, the top one was his carry kukri in WW2 and the bottom one he had made for the festival of Dashain
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