A large example of a C.1900’s Gurkha Kukri with Decorated Hilt and Blade. This is a very well made antique Nepalese kukri with finely carved horn pommel and deeply engraved decoration to the blade. The kukri is larger than those normally encountered and is made for use and is not a tourist/decorative piece. The kukri comes complete with a leather scabbard and pockets for by-knives. The kukri is a Nepalese knife that exhibits an inwardly curved edge and is used as both a tool and a weapon. It is regarded as a basic utility knife of the Nepalese people and is the primary edged weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world. There are many famous tales of Gurkha soldiers using the kukri as their primary weapon of choice when in close combat. Condition of the kukri is very good overall. Blade length is 14 inches (17 inches overall).
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