Officers Velvet Kothimora Kukri (Khukuri).
Nepal / North India
late 19th – early 20th century
(World War 1 era).
Overall 43 cm, Blade 32 cm, Handle 12 cm, Belly 6 cm.
A beautiful and rare Kukri knife of military origin in the high days of the British Raj (Empire).
It may have a relationship to the 1st Gurkha Rifles Officers and/or the Nepalese Military.
Dates to the period between the late 19th to early 20th century.
Similar knifes are known to have been used in the period of 1850`s-1930´s.
The blade has several “talisman” markings as well as the famous “Crescent moon” mark on its high quality steel.
The particular set of marks is very rarely seen!
Crescent moon marked kukri knifes are found among those belonging to the British Officers of the Gurkha Rifles
and also among the Officers of the Royal Nepal Army…
many now housed at the National Museum of Nepal and various other museums around the World.
The rare scabbard is covered in yellow velvet of traditional design and has a metal tip cap.
Originally the velvet was green but has faded over the past ca 100 years.
Lower part of the scabbard is partially open and a sign of wear n tear and its age but "houses" the Kukri very well.
Checkered Horn handle inlayed with bone and metal, silver bolster and silver rings on the handle that reminds of the
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