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Antique Nepalese Kukri Knife With Bone Handle

Nepalese Kukri Knife With Bone Handle

Nepalese Kukri also pronounced khukri or khukuri knife with a white bone handle, possibly Yak bone, maybe ivory, with a decorative scabbard with turquoise beads and two small sharpening knives.  This Nepalese Gurkha Kukri knife is in very good condition with decorations on the blade and the scabbard is decorated with coral and turquoise beads and wire on hammered copper over leather.  The knives are offered in very good original condition with normal wear due to its age.  The leather scabbard has dried with age and can be restored with special oils to return some moisture and flexability.  Only one or two turquoise beads are missing and can be easily replaced.  Judging by its age and style this Nepalese kuri knife is probably from the mid 20th century and having it in this condition with its two matching small sharpening knives is a rare find for those collecting antique edged weapons. Length: 45 cm (17.71 inches) with scabbard, 43 cm (16.92 inches) without scabbard.

Indian Gurkha Kukri Knife

A modern Indian Gurkha Kukri knife in very good condition with slightly stained blade.  This Kukri knife is probably from around the 1930's-1940's and does not include a scabbard.
Gurkha Kukri Knife With Beautiful Leather and Silver Scabbard

Gurkha Kukri Knife With Beautiful Leather and Silver Scabbard

Gurkha Kukri knife with a beautiful leather scabbard and thick silver work.  The handle of this kukri is wood and the blade is stained.  The leather and white silver (or real silver) on the scabbard are in excellent condition.
Gurkha kothimora kukri knife

Kukri Knife With Silver Decorated Scabbard

A late 19th century kothimora gurkha kukri knife with a beautiful silver decorated leather scabbard.  The blade is also decorated nicely and the handle is chipped on one side.  This antique kukri knife is in overall very good condition. Dimensions: With scabbard: 46 cm (18.11 inches) Without scabbard: 44 cm (17.32 inches)
Nepalese Kukri Dagger With Bead Decorated Scabbard

Nepalese Kukri Knife With Bead Decorated Scabbard

An authentic Nepalese Kukri knife with a decorative leather scabbard of beads made of coral, shells and silver and a handle made of yak bone.  The kukri knife is a traditional edged weapon of the Nepali speaking Gurkha people of Nepal and Northern India.  It is used for combat and ceremonial purposes but mainly as an everyday tool in their mountainous region origins.  This authentic Nepalese kukri knife was made probably in the 1930's.   Dimensions: With scabbard: 44 cm (17.32 inches) Without scabbard: 38 cm (15 inches)  
Nepalese Gurkha Kukri Highly Decorated Knife

Indian Nepalese Gurkha Kukri Highly Decorated Knife

An antique Indian Nepalese Gurkha Kukri knife made with intricate metalwork of decorative beads and white metal (maybe silver) with a beautiful design of two angels, flowers and other shapes on the leather scabbard covered with red velvet.  The handle is made of yak or ox bone and is decorated as well.  metal filigree and bead decorated leather scabbards dating from the 19th century. The knives have quality hand forged single edge very sharp steel curved blades mounted with ox bone handles and accompanied with two smaller similar handled sharpening knives.  The scabbard shows very well the hand stitching and has two straps that would have connected this Gurkha kukri knife to a belt. The blade is in excellent condition and is marked: "Tempered Steel/Made In India" It is probably made in the late 19th century to early 20th century. Dimensions: With scabbard: 43 cm (16.92 inches) Without scabbard: 37 cm (14.56 inches)