RFI MK2 KUKRI -
A rare MK 2 Kukri / Khukuri,
clearly marked on blade:
M. K II
a faded British India Government Broad Arrow stamp
along with what looks like the "Phi" sign is on blade too.
RFI = Rifle Factory Ishapore
1926, the date of manufacture / inspection.
M.K II = Model - Mark 2; British Military Pattern Gurkha Issue Kukri.
Overall 43,5 cm, Blade 33,5 cm, Handle 11 cm, Belly 5,7 cm, Spine 0,7 cm.
The MK 2 Kukri was used from WW1 until WW2 and made in several places by several producers.
The RFI 1926 MK 2 Kukri is clearly a product of highest quality and among the finest of MK 2 Kukri knifes made.
Fulltang, double riveted handle, buttcap and a Original
black leather scabbard in excellent condition along with a brown belt frog.
Scabbard is marked vaugly " CO 1934" (or 1939) along with unrecognisable letters.
Belt frog marked;
" C (broad arrow sign) 22"
We can only start to image the adventures of this Kukri that was picked up in the UK,
from a family with long ties to the British Indian Military.
Truly a collectors piece that should not be missed!