Thread: Old(?) Kukri
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Old 20th February 2021, 02:02 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Rick
How old do you think it is?
It's very hard to guess due to the condition issues, but I'd guess very early 20th century.
That is a excellent question! My gut tells me it is pre-WWI. I want to say it is from the second half of the 19th century, but that is merely from the age that I believe the hilt shows. I have never seen horn delaminate like this (if indeed this is horn). Because of the otherwise solid and good condition of the metal components, I don't believe the hilt had suffered ill effects of being kept in poor conditions, but rather the mere effects of the passage of (substantial) time.
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