Another (bigger) K. B. Thakuri kukri

As a result of the two earlier blog posts about K. B. Thakuri kukris, I was contacted by a reader with photos of a Thakuri kukri brought back after WW2 by his father (who was attached to Fourth Indian Division, as was my own father).

The kukri’s features are very similar to its two stablemates here in Jersey, but overall it is significantly longer (39.5cm as opposed to 27.5cm).

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

The similarities are:

  • Blade shape
  • Maker’s stamp (K. B. THAKURI & SONS GHOOM DARJEELING)
  • Fullers
  • Grip
  • Grip decoration
  • Butt cap
Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

The differences are:

  • Blade length
  • Different kaudi (the kaudi on the smaller two Thakuris are identical)
  • Ornamented blade
  • Sheath still has frog (belt hanger) present
  • Accessory knife & sharpener still present
Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

Large, WW2 Thakuri kukri

 

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About Nigel

Retired law firm project manager based in Jersey, British Channel Islands. When he isn't shooting clay pigeons, he's polishing his collection of kukris or digging his vegetable patch.
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