RPA 1942 WW2 Kukri MK2-
1942, Rawalpindi (Pakistan), British India.
RPA (Rawalpindi Arsenal) marked Gurkha Kukri / Khukuri Knife, Mark 2 (II), Issued/ Inspected 1942 (42).
A Original World War 2 Gurkha Kukri / Khukuri knife,
complete with scabbard in Good condition.
Blade with Original issue markings as explained priorly
+ unrecognisable mark on the opposite side (see photo further down).
Overall: 44 cm long,
Blade 33,5 cm,
Handle 11,5 cm,
Belly 6 cm.
The MK2 Kukri was a Standard Issue Kukri to the British-Indian Army Gurkha Regiments in World War 2. Some of the best and rarest being those marked RFI and RPA.
Rawalpindi was during colonial times and until 1947 a famous Gurkha cantonment and the Head Quarters of the Northern Command of the British-Indian Military.
Among other regiments the 3rd, 5th and 6th Gurkha Rifles have a strong relation to Rawalpindi.
Yet most of the Gurkha Regiment served in the NWFA during the Interwar years and would thus have had some Official function to attend in Rawalpindi
if not based there from time to time.
Among others the 4th Bat of the 3rd Gurkha Rifles were raised in Rawalpindi, while the 1/5 GR, 2/5 GR, 1/6 GR and 2/6 GR formed part of the Abbottabad Brigade
under the 2nd Rawalpindi Divison. GR = Gurkha Rifles /Regiment.
Rawalpindi is currently in Pakistan but in 1942 part of Colonial British India (The RAJ).
This Kukri is the real deal, as made, issued and carried in World War 2
by the real brave men who fought far and away form their homes!
The Kukri is fulltang and has a double riveted handle, the edge is sharp and overall condition of Kukri is Good.
It was made to be used and has served its duty and function for more then 70 years and will last another 70 years without any doubt!
Press Images below for larger size pics.
more on the MK2 Kukri is found on our Blog SIRKUKRI - MK2 here.
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