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Classic Officer's Kukri (British Raj India)

Classic Officer's Kukri (British Raj India)

An important, and exquisite piece of kukri history, available now, to the general public...

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  • Blade Length (in): 12
  • Handle Length (in): 4.5
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Handle Material: Horn
  • Sheath: Traditional black leather
  • Actual Weight (gm): 525
  • Overall weight (gm): 700
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1000
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade thickness (mm): 8
  • Edge grinding: V
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USD 159.99

Khukuri owned by 'British Officers' of the British Indian army during 1920-1935

A joint venture between Canadian Kukri expert, Micheal Laidlow and KHHI, Nepal.

An important piece of Kukri history, Micheal has provided this unique piece to KHHI, so that we could reproduce it, and, thereby allow everyone to be able to own this important Kukri.The original once belonged to a British officer of some status in the British Indian army. Most likely made during the twilight of the British Raj (1920-1935).

British officers, especially those in India at the time, were expected to behave and dress with a high level of dignity and decorum. Micheal believes this piece to have been made in the town of Dehradun, India. It has a crescent moon maker's mark on the blade, indicates the high rank of the officer. The blacksmith who made this blade was of considerable skill.


Profile of reproduced version of this Khukuri>> 

The Chirra, or fullers, not to mention, multiple chirras, are extremely rare in Kukris made at this time. This was meant to be an item that the British officer would carry with pride. In addition to the blade, the polished buffalo horn handle, itself, is inlaid with detailed brass carvings. The Pommel is also highly decorated. We have reproduced this Kukri down to reproducing the crescent-moon maker's mark stamped on the blade.

The sheath is also decorated with brass engravings. There is an intricate chape, on the tip, as well as a flat plate, closer to the frog. While this is meant to be displayed with pride, we still made sure that the blade is perfectly balanced, and deadly, if required. Recreate the elegance and decorum of the past, with this masterfully made Kukri.

Original Kukri owner, Michael Laidlow is a full-time knife enthusiast, and collector. He has been studying and collecting Kukris for many years. His interest in Kukris began when he started researching his grandfather, who served in the First World War. This study led him to discover the Canadian's allies, the Gurkhas and went from there. Micheal currently lives in Ontario, Canada, with his wife.

HC 5160 hand-made/forged
Blade: 12" approx
Handle: about 4.25" Horn, gentle inward curved
Thickness/Spine: 7/8 mm approx. around bolster (distal taper)
widest = 54 mm approx.
narrowest = 28 mm approx.
bolster = 34 mm approx.wt: 525 gms approx (v effective and balanced weight)

Materials / Features: Mirror polished finishing, Decorated traditional black leather sheath with Vertical carriage frog, Horn with carved brass binding handle, 3 x chirra (fuller) blade


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