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Old 4th January 2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Arrow Kukiri. Northern India. XVIII ?

Hello ,
Please any information, details about this kukri.
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Alex
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Old 5th January 2017, 05:34 AM   #2
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My understanding is that these Indian kukri were largely for decorative/ceremonial purposes and were not really functional weapons. Most of them seem to date from the 19th C.

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Old 5th January 2017, 03:50 PM   #3
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Ian is right, these kukris are 19th century if not later.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:05 PM   #4
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Hello Alex,
It is quite obvious from the photos that the blade is flat like cut from sheet steel not forged and there is no real cutting edge (just a poor attempt to sharpen one side of the blade to give an appearance of an edge). Clearly a decorative/tourist piece of little merit.
Also it is quite apparent the hilt and the blade had a convenience marriage and originally did not belong together (the hilt displays much more corrosion and wear than the relatively intact blade).
I tend to place the blade somewhere around the mid of 20th century (but this is my estimation only).
However, the hilt is probably coming from a real 19th or even 18th century Tulwar.
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Old 6th January 2017, 12:47 AM   #5
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Mariusgmioc, you may be right about this tulwar hilt.

I will also add that these types of kukris usually have tulwar hilts attached.
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Old 12th January 2017, 07:20 PM   #6
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Ok,Thanks for your information.

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