Monthly Archives: January 2013

Beautiful, officer-grade ‘lion’s head’ kukri

A response to an earlier post from a blog reader and old friend led to discussion of a kukri donated to that friend in the early 1950s by a former Indian Army officer. On retirement from the service, the officer … Continue reading

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K. B. Thakuri & Sons WW2-era kukri

My father having spent part of WW2 attached to 4th Indian Division, and having acquired a detachment of Gurkhas to watch his back while he was flash-spotting and sound-ranging for the artillery, the concept of the kukri is very familiar … Continue reading

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Classic counterfeit ‘1917 Mk.II Gurkha kukri’

In the world of antique kukris, as in the world of many other antiques, all is not always what it seems! Original WW1-era kukris are highly sought-after and, as a result, fakes are not uncommon.

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