Gurkha Officers "Moon" 3 Chirra Kukri
Late 19th Century - Early 20th century.
Overall 45cm, Blade 35 cm, Handle 11 cm, Belly 6 cm.
- 3 chirra (fuller) blade
- Crescent moon mark
- “Kothimora” quality horn handle,
- Decorated metal buttplate with “sun” keeper
- Officers model
A Antique Kukri knife from the days of the British Raj and WW1 period. A good quality example of a Officers Kukri knifes of the Gurkha Regiments, pre World War 2. Possibly a relationship to the 4th and 7th Gurkha Rifles.
A lovely 3 (tin/three) chirra (fullered) blade of very strong steel made for a Officer in the high tea days of the British Empire when the sun never set in the Empire! A functional piece made for fighting.
Blade marked with Armoury marks in the form of the Crescent moon by the cho/kaudi, close to the bolster. Buttcap of metal, possibly Silver with floral decorations.
The handle is made of balck horn of top quality “Kothimora” style with a creamish hint on it. A crack in the handle ca 3 cm long and some minor holes from lack of care but still a good fighting piece that would stand in battle.
The original black leather covered sheath is complete with its chiselled silver chape.
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