Tag Archives: IKRHS

New blade – a Burmese dha

A visit to my usual antiques shop in the perennial search for new and interesting kukris has led me in an unexpected direction.  I have mentioned before that some kukris just look right – all the proportions are visually correct; … 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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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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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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