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Old 16th February 2018, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Laminated Kukri

I saw this on our favorite auction site and was lucky enough to win the bid. It is 17 1/2" (44 cm) long in a straight line from tip to hilt. It has an interesting lamination pattern and a hardened edge. There is some bronze brazing alloy on the blade at the ferrule, but it does not attach to the steel ferrule. An old repair perhaps. The tang does not extend through the hilt. Your thoughts and observations are welcome.
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Old 17th February 2018, 04:38 AM   #2
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I like the blade. Hard to tell if such blades are rare or not: not all kukri blades are etched. They are harder to find though....

The style of hilt makes me think it is early 20th century, but I would rather hear from the kukri guys.
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Old 17th February 2018, 09:22 AM   #3
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Cool, the hairpin laminations are similar to those found in nearby tibetan/bhutanese knives/swords. probably an older blade. the brass may be the remains of a prised off openwork decoration rather than a repair. looks a bit odd for a repair. Stub tangs held in with laha (neplali glue) are typical and very sturdy. early 20c a good bet based on the overall shape...

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Old 17th February 2018, 05:17 PM   #4
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Hello Steve,

Nice example - there were a few others with pretty similar hairpin laminations on this forum, the last one not too long ago: http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21854

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Thank you gentlemen for your comments!
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Old 20th February 2018, 05:38 PM   #6
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Nice to see a genuinely laminated blade, most certainly first quarter of the 20th century. The handle looks to be quite large, for a European hand perhaps?I've personally not seen one like this in the flesh, though I have seen acid etched blades that look like laminations and sometimes the 'Buddhas' Eye' pattern, particularly this style of Kukri, with a 'Sirupate' blade and carved ring on the handle.
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Old 24th February 2018, 01:19 AM   #7
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I saw this on our favorite auction site and was lucky enough to win the bid. It is 17 1/2" (44 cm) long in a straight line from tip to hilt. It has an interesting lamination pattern and a hardened edge. There is some bronze brazing alloy on the blade at the ferrule, but it does not attach to the steel ferrule. An old repair perhaps. The tang does not extend through the hilt. Your thoughts and observations are welcome.
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Steve

very nice shape to that kukri blade
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Old 20th March 2018, 08:21 PM   #8
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Hi there .ihave a khukuri like this .the handle on mine is slightly shoter as i can only fit 4 fingers comfortly on it.My one was dated by a khukuri expert at 1860 - 1880 .The handle are whst as known as partial tang and were glued on with home made glue from tree resin.hope this is helpfull.
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