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.
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 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
NOT slicing your fingers with Ghurka Kukri Knives
Lots of people make some nasty errors when handling Gkurka kukri knives, especially when unsheathing and sheathing them. This is a little how-to guide on how to avoid some of these pitfalls and not end up cutting your fingers.