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 revealed is a good quality kukri manufactured to military mk.3 pattern in terms of blade profile, but with a rat-tail tang as opposed to a full-width tang as on an issue Mk.3. It has a nice, welded steel bolster, forming a single high-strength unit and, interestingly, the butt cap is brass (with a steel bolster you would generally expect a steel butt cap).

The frog is of the full military pattern.

As ever, much assistance received from the friendly denizens of IKRHS.

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase kukri - full military frog

Late WW2 private purchase kukri – full military frog

Late WW2 private purchase kukri - full military frog, karda and chakmak

Late WW2 private purchase kukri – full military frog, karda and chakmak

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

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Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase kukri - nice clean kaudi, welded bolster

Late WW2 private purchase kukri – nice clean kaudi, welded bolster

Late WW2 private purchase kukri - karda & chakmak

Late WW2 private purchase kukri – karda & chakmak

Late WW2 private purchase kukri

Late WW2 private purchase 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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