Image from Lord Egerton of Tatton`s work Indian and Oriental Arms & Armour (pub 1880 / reprint 2002) "NEPALESE ARMS" displays
Kukri (khukuri), Kora, Ram dao, Tulwar, Khanda, Dhal (shield), Knives, Katar , Swords and various other Arms of Nepal.
Gurkha Tulwar handle Kukri -
A massive and truely elegant warrior kukri with Sikh & Indo-persian influenced handle of the tulwar type
intended for a Officer or high ranking person.
Original scabbard of black leather and pouch pocket.
Overall 52 cm, blade 39,5 cm, 5,5 cm belly.
Nepal / North India
We proudly present this top notch Kukri that you don`t want to miss, a very unique and rare Kukri that combines some of the most fascinating styles of construction of Nepali Arms intended for Battle, War and Fighting, a true martial piece! Combining elements of the Kukri, the Kora and the Tulwar...this is the result!
The Kukri normally has a handle of wood, bone or sometimes metal but almost always follows its traditional pattern of being slightly curved and unlike any other handle. The highly skilled creator of this fantastic Kukri some + 100 years ago took the blade of the Kukri, the Kora swords cross guard and pommel cap, and the handles middle section based on a Tulwar to make this beauty, one of the best we have seen!
That it was made to use with a clear objective is without a doubt, in hand the word "MIGHTY " & "QUALITY" is what comes to mind and the battle cry of the Gurkhas easily chanted; AYO GORKHALI (the Gurkhas are upon you)!
It is known that this type of Tulwar and Kora handle Kukris were used by the Gorkhalis in the unification of Nepal (ca 1768), in the Anglo-Nepal War (1814-1816) and some records suggest it to have been used up to the turn of the century by Gurkhas, British officers and Sikhs. But was in no means a standard issue or commonly used and should be considered a Unique and Very Rare Kukri.
To exactly date this piece is very difficult but a educated guess would be the 19th century, most likely the earlier part when it seems to have been more commonly used. Among other places the National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu has similar Kukris with Kora and Tulwar handles that were used until 1816 and possibly afterwards too. The period following the Anglo-Nepal war and well into the early 1840`s was a period in which Nepal had regular contact with the Lion of Punjab, the Sikh Maharajah Ranjit Singh, which also included a Nepali contingent in his military, the precursors to the Gurkhas of the British Indian Army. But even prior to the Anglo-Nepal war the Indo-persian style had made entry into Nepal and its clear influence on weapons can be seen from the mid 1700´s if not earlier.
The quality speaks for itself, the user friendly feeling and overall power of this Battle Kukri will be hard to surpass.
100% satisfaction guranteed!
That it then comes with its original scabbard is a bonus aswell as a pouch pocket, thus double bonus!