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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.