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Old 15th October 2020, 12:46 PM   #7
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Thank you gents for the responses - much appreciated. It's always satisfying to be able to clearly attribute a blade and learn something of its history.

The badge appears to be for the 5th Ghurka Rifles - seems to be very rough cast so it wouldn't be a surprise to find out it was for the tourist trade.

However, I see from a little research that the Assam Regiment comprises members of many cultural groups, including Ghurkas/Ghorkas. I wonder if there was any personnel crossover between the British Ghurka regiments and the Indian army? Just a supposition that a soldier may have kept a favoured weapon and had it re-sheathed to visually fit in. Or maybe it was just taken home after their service in the Assam regiment was completed and re-sheathed to personal taste.

Thanks again!
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