World War II Kukri
with Canvas cover.
WW 2 era (1939-1945),
Traditional Kukri knife
Nepal or India
A "working" kukri from World War 2 with canvas covered sheath. Canvas was used on thousands of Kukri knifes over the War and used from the Western desert of North Africa to the jungles of Burma, from Monte Cassino to Imphal.
Overall 39,5 cm, Blade 29 cm.
The Canvas sheaths nicely placed in a leather belt frog where one of the belt loops is broken.
This Kukri has been through a lot as seen, the blade has rust and the handle has some nicks, but in battle it would still hold to its roots and could save a mans life in close combat. As a piece of Gurkha history it holds true to its purpose and origins!
The handle is made from dark wood and has engravings in the middle. The buttcap is of the diamond style similar to many of those issued following the war.
The bolster is of steel and the blade even though some rust still workable and useable.
We are rather sure that it must have experienced very much over the war and taken a few heavy hits, but its still here and will last another 100 years if cared for!
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