Category: nepal

victoriansword: The Illustrated London News…

victoriansword:

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.

Nepalese shield, 18th or 19th century.

Nepalese shield, 18th or 19th century.

from Thomas Delmar LTD

Nepalese dagger, early 20th century.from Auctions Imperial

Nepalese dagger, early 20th century.

from Auctions Imperial

Various Edged Weapons from Africa and Asia An Indian Pesh-Kabz…

Various Edged Weapons from Africa and Asia

An Indian Pesh-Kabz (25.5cm blade), ribbed horn hilt, leather scabbard with steel mount, two North African Dagger, three short stabbing spears, three wooden ceremonial axes, and various other native items, together with an Illustrated Catalogue of European Arms and Armour from the Wallace Collection, 1924.

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

NOT slicing your fingers with Ghurka Kukri Knives Lots of…

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.