Category: gurkha

victoriansword: Kukris!

victoriansword:

Kukris!

victoriansword: The Illustrated London News…

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The Illustrated London News from Saturday, February 22, 1908. This image, more than any other, cemented the reputation of the kukri as a fearsome weapon in the imagination of the western reading public.

The Kukri DID NOT come from the Falcata or K…

The Kukri DID NOT come from the Falcata or Kopis

They are separated by more than a thousand years, with no connecting points. 

British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s S…

British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword and Gurkha Kukri

A MID 19th CENTURY CAVALRY SWORD having etched slightly curved blade, three bar guard and bound leather grip, the 89 cms blade marked to the top ‘F W Hayward, 1856’ in a black painted two ring metal scabbard, 106 cms long overall sheathed along with a kukri knife set in leather scabbard.

A display at the National Army Museum featurin…

A display at the National Army Museum featuring a Snider-Enfield Rifle and Sword Bayonet as used by the Gurkhas during the Battle of Peiwar Kotal during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Military Kukri, Early 20th Century A military kukri from…

Military Kukri, Early 20th Century

A military kukri from WW1-1930s date, with the regulation scabbard and accompanying karda and chakmak. The blade is in good condition and solid in the hilt, the pommel cap and pommel have a little damage which probably occurred during service. A nice example and well kept.

The Gurkha Kukri–A Collection Examined

The Gurkha Kukri–A Collection Examined