A super rare British Nepalese Gurkha Kukri Variant
This is an extremely rare and seldom seen military kukri that was issued to British Army Gurkha troops and has a number of unusual features that are not found on standard military kukris. This includes a grip of machete-type and a hand forged blade with no notch or fuller. The blade shows numerous hammer marks from the hand forging. The blade is marked COI ↑ 1921 I. No scabbard. To see another example in a reference book, please go to: British and Commonwealth Knives by Ron Flook (1999), pages 196-197 – images below.
Condition of the Kukri
In good condition – note that the wear to the blade is caused by the handmade/handforging of the blade – is a feature of this unusual kukri.
Specifications of the Kukri
Blade length is 12.5 inches (17 inches overall).
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