Gurkha Officers "Moon" 3 Chirra Kukri
Late 19th Century - Early 20th century.
Overall 45cm, Blade 35 cm, Handle 11 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.
Please press any photo for a larger image.
some of our other listings below.
"Gurkha Rifles Officers Crescent Moon Armoury Kukri."
More info to follow. Very RARE stamps/marks.
Several items are only found in the menu above, so please click and see the wonders of the world!
Unlisted items from the Gurkha lands of Nepal, India and the Himalayas to be added over Fall 2014- Winter 2015.
Khukuri / Kukri, Swords, Military Rank Slides, Insignia, Belt Buckles, Medals, Orders and much more.
Drop a email if you can not wait to enquire.
Or have a preview on the right:-)