Royal Kothimora Kukri Gold Sirupate
Overall 44,5 cm, Handle 11cm (incl. gold bolster), Blade 34 cm, Spine 1,3 cm, Drop 10 cm, Belly 5,3 cm.
Sirupate blade with black horn handle.
Scabbard of leather with 22 carat gold mounts to top and bottom.
Upper mount/chape depicting the Coat of Arms of Nepal.
Overall Very Fine condition (9/10).
A most rare early 20th century style Sirupate Royal Kothimora with gold chapes.
A rare Sirupate style kukri with the traditional early 20th Century curve as found on several Nepal Army kukri knifes up to WW1.
Three fullers to the upper section of the blades base, a typical feature for many Nepali made kukri knifes. The knife balances well on the finger and has a superb feel in hand. Minor black spots to blade. Clit kaudi.
Kothimora horn handle, with creamish stains. Minor crack to upper handle, less then 1 mm wide at widest point and ca. 3 cm long, though can barely be seen.
Dark leather scabbard with fine dots (denotes a high quality), minor crack on top edge side of the scabbard, just below the top chape, ca. 6 cm and a minor crack further down ca. 1 cm.
Gold chapes to top and bottom, 22 carat (tested), top chape with the Coat of Arms of Nepal, bottom with traditional floral-leaf pattern. Only the Gold is worth ca. 1200 USD.
No pouch pocket or Karda and Chakmak.
Blade suggest ca. 1900-1920 while top mount suggest late 1930´s to late 1940´s or perhaps made during WW1. Either way a most rare Royal Kothimora with a Unique history!
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