Military Crescent Moon Kukri (Pre WW2).
Early 20th Century, North India.
Cresent Moon marked /stamped Gurkha Kukri knife with a 3 Chirra (fullered) blade of high quality and overall in good condition.
Otfen referred to as a "Arsenal" Kukri though recent research show more of a relationship to the British Indian Army Officer Corps,
when with this specific mark of the Crescent moon.
Handle of +++black horn with white bone dots and brass bands and brass buttplate, traditional elements of design of these Officer Kukri knifes.
Tin (3) Chirra (3 times fullered) blade with functional form and a very sharp edge.
Will cut through wood or flesh and not grip to target, made for use in the period between WW1 and WW2.
Overall 45 cm
Blade 34,5 cm
Handle 11 cm
A historical piece and a fine example of a time when Gurkha Officers still had a fashion of their own,
from the days of the Raj where the wildest dreams of Kew was reality,
French Wine in Crystal glasses and Officers of a different School,
where the Khukuri knife could decide if you lived or not.
The image of the Highlandmen of Nepaul (Nepal) shows the men that the Officer behind this Kukri would have commanded.
This Kukri (Khukuri) captures the elite military fashion of the early 1900`s and reminds of the Fisher Kukri at the Gurkha Museum.
Complete with scabbard and two smaller knifes (karda & chakmak).
Black leather Scabbard of fine leather, pouch pocket and traditional two small knifes with wooden handle.
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