Tag Archives: WW1

Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Kulkbir Thapa – 25 September 1915

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Rifleman Kulbir Thapa Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Rfmn. Karanbahadur Rana – 10 April 1918

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: No. 4146 Rfm. Karanbahadur Rana Unit: 2nd Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles Date: 10 April 1918 Engagement: El … Continue reading

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Brigade of Gurkhas VCs – Maj. George Campbell Wheeler – 23rd February 1917

One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award. Recipient: Maj. George Campbell Wheeler Unit: 9th Gurkha Rifles Date: 23rd February 1917 Engagement: Shumran, … 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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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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