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Old 19th October 2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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bon soir everybody
I have no idea about this knife....not very old and I don't see good
cuality but is the best I see around
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Old 19th October 2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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sorry I have problem whis the pic
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Old 19th October 2012, 01:02 AM   #3
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It is a kukri but larger pictures would help for more information.
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Old 19th October 2012, 01:30 AM   #4
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Old 19th October 2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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the blade is eleven inchs and total lengh is 16 inch
I am more smart whis my blades than my pc
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Old 19th October 2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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Salaams VANDERNOTTE ~ I have no idea of the quality but perhaps it is mid to low end of the spectrum going by the detail in the blade (or the way it has been cut). I am interested in the design since it appears to be our old friend the Makara either side of some sort of badge in the form of a leaf pattern motif. Makara are very very common around Kathmandu. here's what a website http://dharmasculpture.com/makara-b...on-serpent.html had to say~

Quote "As an ancient Indian mythological symbol, the Makara is a hybrid creature, formed from a number of animals that collectively possess the nature of a crocodile.

It has the lower jaw of a crocodile, the snout or trunk of an elephant, the tusks and ears of a wild boar, the darting eyes of a monkey, the scales and flexible body of a fish, and the swirling tail feathers of a peacock. During its stylistic evolution from the ancient Indian to the present Tibetan form, the Makara has also gained a lion's fore-paws, a horse's mane, the gills and tendrils of a fish, and the horns of a deer or dragon. From its once simply feathered fishtail now emerges a complex spiraling pattern, known as a 'makara-tail' (Sanskrit. makaraketu) design.

The nature of the crocodile is one of power and tenacity, as proverbially the crocodile will not release its prey until death has occurred. The Makara is widely represented upon many Vajrayana weapons as a symbol of this tenacious strength. These weapons include the axe, iron hook, curved knife, vajra, and ritual dagger, where the blade or point of these various weapons emerge from the open mouth (Sanskrit. makaramukha) of this creature."Unquote.

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Old 19th October 2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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bonjour Ibrahiim
when I took abaout quality is the blade. look the second pic in the upper
part and you see a big ''factory'' crak
I love the way they draw this blade and more after you teel my
how old it is and were i ccome front?
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Old 19th October 2012, 04:32 PM   #8
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Bonjour!

Sadley its just a decorative item , made for those who travel for pleasure.

Its pretty enough though & I Still wouldnt want to get hit by it either!

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Old 20th October 2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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Oh dear its a tourist job !!
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