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Old 3rd December 2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Military Kukri?

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a friend has bought this kukri and now knew anything about it. age, origin,... etc.
I think that it is militarily, because the numbers?
Blade length 33.5ch
blades thick 10mm
greatest one width 64mm
total length 45cm
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Old 3rd December 2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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Its an early 20th century British Indian Army mk.1 Pattern kukri. There quite sought after by collectors.

When dated the dates on the kukri I have seen are usualy between 1903 & 1915 although some scabbards were made at least as late as 1917.

Its worth Checking the spine & scabbard for further marks.

The blade markings probably imply use by the 2/8th Gurkha rifless as they have a penchant for marking thier kukris with soldiers & unit numbers.

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Old 3rd December 2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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Hi Spiral
I am interested to see you have IDd this as a MkI military kukri .... are there to your knowledge any refs in the lists of changes which refer to kukris and their various pattern as used by the British military ? Also how many Mks are recognised.
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Old 3rd December 2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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I did this one awhile back.

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Its not perfect but it may be of some help.

There are 5 mk. or pattern kukri but obviously there were many unit purchases from private contracters & some manufacture amongst units as well.


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Old 3rd December 2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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I did this one awhile back.

linky.....


Its not perfect but it may be of some help.

There are 5 mk. or pattern kukri but obviously there were many unit purchases from private contracters & some manufacture amongst units as well.


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Thats bloody marvellous Spiral ! Thank you.. I now need to look again at my kukris !
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Old 5th December 2011, 09:00 AM   #6
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Thats bloody marvellous Spiral ! Thank you.. I now need to look again at my kukris !



Thank you! Your to kind!

I first did it about 6 or 7 years ago & have updated it a couple of times, I will probably give it a final update early next summer.

Feel free to email or message if I can help you with any of your kukri.

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Old 6th December 2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help
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Old 12th December 2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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A nice Mk1 there Chregu, Have you checked the spine for a FW stamp? The Mk1 seems to have potentially been made from the early20th century to around 1917.

The 2/8th were renowned for having their own battalion kukri rather than Mk issue
as this one below;

typical 2/8th GR armourer markings on a kukri;


The 2/8th were raised in 1907 from the then 7th GR, so it is possible that this kukri dates from that period, having originally been a 7th GR kukri, that was then armourer marked 2/8th upon the transfer.

For more on kukri try this link;
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