Category Archives: Kukris

Bone-handled, post-WW2 ‘take-home’ kukri

During/shortly after WW2 there was a brisk trade in souvenir (‘take-home’) kukris for sale to (particularly) Britsh and US servicemen as a memento of their ‘time in foreign parts’. These were generally wallhangers rather than users, and construction standards were … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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1950s post-WW2 Mk.3 kukri

“I’ve got a couple of things you’ll want to see,” said my favourite antique dealer, as he brought two kukris out from under the counter.  One was a lion’s head kukri with a filigree pattern metal handle and the other … Continue reading

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Nice kukri, interesting owner

I was kindly donated a kukri which belonged to Edward Henry Le Brocq, Chief of Police in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the 1950s.  Prior to service in Jersey, Le Brocq was a senior member of the (pre-independence) Indian Police Service. … Continue reading

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Late WW2 private purchase kukri

My personal taste is to leave old kukris in their original condition, with the exception of removing/treating rust, but this late WW2 private purchase kukri has been cleaned to better than as-new condition (by the owner, not me!). What is … Continue reading

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Two K. B. Thakuri kukris?

I was recently loaned a kukri which I am certain is related to the K. B. Thakuri & Sons kukri which I posted about here. If these weren’t made in the same workshop, they were made on the same street … Continue reading

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Post-WW1 private purchase military kukri

I find many kukris so aesthetically satisfying – they just ‘look right’ – that I keep wanting to start these pieces by saying ‘another nice kukri’ . It’s rather like being attracted to a photo that adheres to the rule … Continue reading

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Late Victorian private purchase military kukri

Many years ago I used to visit one of those antique shops where the goods were piled high, and hunting through the stock was half the fun. Then the shop disappeared and I thought that the business had closed; but … Continue reading

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1940s, bone-handled, fighting kukri

(This post originally appeared under the title: “1940s, bone-handled, woman’s kukri”.) As mentioned elsewhere, I saw an interesting bone-handled kukri in a local antique shop and made a note to go back and buy it at a later date, finances permitting. … Continue reading

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1940s, bone-handled, woman’s kukri

As mentioned elsewhere, I saw an interesting bone-handled kukri in a local antique shop and made a note to go back and buy it at a later date, finances permitting.  A later date arrived and the kukri is now mine, following a … Continue reading

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