World War 2 Officers Sirupate Kukri
The marriage of the Sirupate style along with the features of Ang Khola is clearly seen on this high quality Kukri of the World War 2,
that most likely belonged to a British Officer.
Overall: 40 cm long Kukri
In Scabbard: 37 cm
Blade: 30 cm long.
Handle: 11 cm (incl. bolster)
This particular Kukri was made between the late 1930`s to the late 1940`s, most likey around 1940. It would most likely be a Officers Kukri due to its style and charachterisitcs.
The Blade, Sirupate, long and slender, lethal as a snake.
The Ang Khola feature is seen through the blade going “in” creating a “valley” on the blade that peaks on the spine ridge and before the sharp edge.
The blade is decorated with geometrical or nature inspired tradional patterns.
A strong brass bolster with a deep dark brown handle that is carved in the middle with typical traditional pattern.
The bottom of the handle has a metal inlay before meeting the brass buttcap in which the keeper where the rat tail of the kukri meets is decorated like a sun
…a sun keeper!
The blade easily balances its weight perfectly on the thumb!
The karda and chakmak have dark brown wooden handles, and neatly placed in the holder that may have been influenced by the Box Kothimora.
The Scabbard of black leather of fine quality carries ethnic influenced patterns of dots, stripes and squares.
It is slightly stained with orange.
A clear golden brass metal tip on the end of the Scabbard.
A rare and most quality considered Kukri of its time that should not be missed by the connousieur.
"It has stood the test of time for nearly 200 years - representing Gurkhas serving the crown. Wherever that soldier has been, in any part of the world, the kukri has been used. Our enemies have known when they are up against a Gurkha because it it the kukri that has been imprinted on their minds."
- Maj.Davies in BBC,