I selected the "Hand Selected" option. It is beautiful. Great patina, and blood on the blade! Nicks and marks of use (not on the cutting edge and just add character). This thing is beautiful. Handle is tight, and perfect with no flaws. Mine came sharp, and slightly dirty. It is a giant, and a beast. Wonderful piece. I ordered a new scabbard separately and it is very nice also came with the 2 knives for sharpening and fire starting (Supposedly). I am surprised at how nice this is and would definitely order another. Great bargain and history.
August 18, 2017
It's not in the best of shape, but it's decent. I ordered three different kukris. Two of them needed the tips reshapened,and rust repair. I am a bladesmith so it wasn't that hard, it was actually fun repairing history.
July 15, 2017
Very pleased with this. Given the age, it was in remarkable nice condition. The one I received (NOT hand-selected) had a piece nissing from the handle, but no cracks. Blade was straight with no nicks on the cutting edge. Script was stong on the spine. Get one and own a piece of history!
February 04, 2016
Great shape and a non hand select!
December 10, 2015
I didn't take the "hand select" option because there was no sale price for that. I rolled the dice and paid the 69.00 Black Friday sale price. The Kukri came in a plastic bag and was covered in cosmoline (including the wooden handle). After some diligent scrubbing with fine steel wool and oil (and Murphy's Oil Soap for the handle) I revealed a beautiful and serviceable fighting knife that was over 100 years old and still sharp! I wish you provide a translation of the Devanagari script on the spine.
December 10, 2015
Perfect condition except for some notches on the cutting edge, but I love that about it, that just shows its history. Wood handle was in excellent condition. No rust whatsoever.
December 19, 2014
This is an awesome Khukuri handmade from Nepal. Completely authentic. Plausibly of WWI to WWII period.
I requested this item to be hand selected. It came in incredibly good condition. It did required a bit of cleaning, that was expected, however in a short amount of time it's beauty shined forth.
With some reconditioning and sharpening the edge, this baby is reading and very capable to be used in the field or to be put on display.
I most definitely will purchase more of these fantastic Khukuri in the future.
November 04, 2014
will be a beautiful blade when I am done.
for the record though, its not cosmolene on them (may not have spelled it correctly its been a long time to use that word)
its straight up axle grease
or at least it was on the blade you sent me and then shoved it into my new sheath coating the inside of it with
you guessed it
do you train the packing and shipping minions or just get them as day labor?
I would give the hand selected blade a 5 star rating but the shipping left a lot to be desired in how it was packaged. I can't get over the fact you shoved a grease covered blade into a NEW sheath and thought it was OK.
October 17, 2013
Wow!! Paid for the hand select. Item arrived well packaged. I took out the kukri from the plastic that it was shipped in and the blade appeared to be entirely covered in an old cosmoline type protective (which is a good thing). I soaked it in mineral spirits (for about one hour) and the blade had absolutely no rust on it!! There was some discoloration and a small pit, but wow what a nice antique kukri. Like many reviews on the internet have stated about these longleaf kukris, there was a crack in the handle. But the handle is tight, and it's an antique- hey it's not supposed to be perfect!! All in all a very impressive longleaf antique kukri in great condition (in better condition then the BhojPure kukri that I ordered -that was in relatively good condition). Once again, thank you Atlanta Cutlery for a beautiful item!!
June 19, 2013
It is a crude design but still completly useable and in great condition.
July 27, 2012
Got my second one in July 4th sale. Ordered hand select. Grip has a crack in it, but still tight. Blade is in good shape. Different markings than my other one. Each of these seems to be slightly different - makes for fun ordering. Not sure what you'll get.
July 13, 2011