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.
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