Royal Kothimora Kukri Silver Sirupate.
Overall 39 cm, Blade 28,5 cm, Handle 11,5 cm (incl. brass bolster), Spine 0,7 cm, Belly 5 cm, Drop 9,3 cm.
Traditional Sirupate style blade with black horn handle.
Scabbard of fine leather with silver mounts to top and bottom.
Upper mount/chape depicting the Coat of Arms of Nepal.
ca. 1911 - early 1950´s, most likely late WW2 era.
Very fine condition (10/10)
A fine Royal Nepal Kothimora Kukri (Khukuri) with the Royal State Coat of Arms of Nepal in silver on its top chape, bottom mount with traditional floral decoration.
Scabbard facing the opposite way, perhaps for a left handed person. The Sirupate blades follows a traditional pattern and reminds of the presentation Sirupates of the Nepal Army in WW1 and also of the Royal Nepal Kothimora Kukri Gold Sirupate. The blade has the typical two fullers going from the base of the blade up to the central ridge of the spine by the middle of the blade. A traditional Kaudi.
The handle of horn, water buffalo or rhino is of the Kothimora school with creamish stains. Overall in fine condition a very minor knick does exist to the lower grip, just below the central carving. It can not be felt but only seen when carefully examined.
Traditional scabbard with silver mounts to top and bottom. The top carrying the Coat of Arms of Nepal, the bottom with floral-leaf pattern.
The scabbard is 100% intact and smooth. Unusually the two red dots, commonly found on village and non-kothimora Kukris is here found and authentic to the scabbard.
Karda and Chakmak with wooden handles.
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