Longleaf Traditional Kukri Blade

#403093
$48.95

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Overview


These original battle kukri blades were made prior to 1890. Some were made much earlier, but it’s difficult to determine the exact date. Each kukri is hand made; the steel was smelted, forged, shaped and hammered in Nepal by individual Kamis. These have all seen service with both the Nepali military and the British Army. There is no telling the courageous action each has seen. Sometimes when issued to cerain regiments those regiments would have the blade iscribed or an individual would do so. This was an inconsistant practice and some will show markings and others will not, but all are of the same period and issued/used. Either way you get a legendary blade! Blade only without the handle or scabbard.
  • Approx. 17" long, 2-1/2" wide, 3/8"thick

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Quite pleased
I'm quite pleased with this purchase. I just put the handle on last weekend and it looks great. However, the edge just can't get as sharp as I'd like. I'm guessing it might have to do with the quality of the steel of that era. Great heft and feel for a chopper. If you're quasi handy and have some tools, you pretty easily install your own handle. For $50, it's a lot of knife for the money.
- Yi, April 12, 2019 | Verified Purchase
antique longleaf blade
I ordered this longleaf blade along with a bojpure blade. This longleaf is about an inch shorter than the bojpure, and has a slightly more slender leaf. But it is still an inch longer and broader than my modern production, traditional-stlye kukri. The blade is also made of a much tougher grade of steel. Tougher than any other weapons in my collection. I did not pay for hand selection. Even still, this blade is in quite good condition in spite of nicks and some clear signs of heavy use.  These are actually nice in an authentic antique. This is no modern reproduction. I have attached a handle of my own making. I will leave the heavy patina intact and touch up the edge so that it can live on as a fearsome weapon.
- Jonathan, March 31, 2019 | Verified Purchase
Magnificent old blade!
As some of the other reviews mention, my longleaf came covered in old grease and dirt. However, some de-greaser and a wire wheel brought it back to life very quickly. Lots of dings, hammer marks, and other signs of use, but the blade was remarkably sharp considering the age. Got it to paper cutting sharpness quickly. I'm looking forward to fitting a custom handle and making a new scabbard!
- Jon, January 08, 2019
may last another 100 years.
For the age they are in great shape  and with a little oil now and again i think these blades will way out last me by an EZ 100 years or more.  I used a polishing stone to sharpen the edge back into shape. and now it cuts just like when it was new. looking for camel bone to make handle out of,  to have an old ivory look to it. , all in all a great project knife.
- christopher, December 26, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Pretty nice blade, but it did need some repairs. I had to wet sand it with 360 grit and REM oil to get some of the rust off. And I had to reshapen the tip. I'm happy with it, it was a nice little restoration project. I can't wait to make a bolster for it and get a handle on it.
- , Guest user, July 15, 2017
Absolutely beautiful.  Once I cleaned the grease off the steel it stuck me thstvthis is a physical piece of history in my hands.  Very humbling.  I will absolutely be purchasing more of these beautiful blades.
- , Guest user, May 12, 2017 | Verified Purchase
A fabulous find.  The weight of this blade is unbelievable, it's a monster.  The cosmolene(?) came off easily with turpentine.  There are no nicks in the cutting edge, no rust spots, and no pitting.  As soon as I finish this one, I'm getting another.  Every blade fanatic should buy one before they're all gone.
- Philip, October 08, 2016 | Verified Purchase
This blade was in very nice shape for its age. Edge is in good condition and no rust, just scuffing and staining. The fullers are well defined and has some well done markings on the back. Will put it in an Indian all steel sword hilt like some were done. Very pleased, will order more.
- Michael, August 08, 2011 | Verified Purchase

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