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WWI Issue Vintage Kukri

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$98.95

This WWI Issue Vintage Kukri is a later and slightly smaller version of the traditional kukris. This does not come with a scabbard.
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This WWI Issue Vintage Kukri is a later and slightly smaller version of the traditional kukris. As firearms improved, the kukri was actually used more, not just as a weapon, but as a very important tool. This does not come with a scabbard. Limited quantity available. We can hand-select the best one for an additional fee.
  • Approx. 17-1/4" long, 2-3/8" wide, 13/32" thick.

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Confused...
I own one of these WWI kukris, along with a Longleaf, 2 Bhojpure, and 2 WWII's.  This one confuses me.  I realize there's variation within the handmade nature of each antique kukri, making this WWI very similar to the Bhojpure in dimensions.  The reason I state this, is that the main way for me to tell the difference is the WWI has 3 fullers instead of 2.  The kukri I received has..... 2 fullers.  Mine also has a few chips on the edge near the tip.  I bought this one during a sale a few years ago, so still a good purchase.  But, as i've recommended in reviewing other antique kukri's - definitely add the Hand Select option.
- Jashaan, November 26, 2020
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Get to the choppa!
Being a collector and a confirmed kukri-person, this was added to my kukri/knife collection awhile back (as have others from the AC buy-out of old Nepalese khuks).... It's sorta rough-looking but in fine shape as a USER kuk... I have refrained (so far) from cleaning it more than putting an edge on it and wiping it down good with knife oil.. Havent gotten to making my own leather sheath yet, as with most of my USER knives. Got it mainly for the collectability, as when these Nepalese antiques are sold out, there will be no more of them!
This does cut and chop just fine, and the wood grip is in decent, usable condition. only "complaint" is the small size of the grip. But that is part of the deal when buying knives like this- obviously these were made for issue to people with smaller hands than are common in 21'st century America. But it cuts just fine and seems to be made of good steel... especially considering the primitive conditions the steel was made under, and worked into a fighting blade. Eventually Godwilling I will get
around to making a carry sheath worthy of a primitive chopper like this! Am considering getting a blade or two to make my own grips for..
- Ranald, November 13, 2020
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Get to the choppa!
This was added to my kukri/knife collection awhile back (as have others from the AC buy-out of old Nepalese khuks).... It's sorta rough-looking but in fine shape as a USER kuk..I have refrained (so far) from cleaning it more than putting an edge on it and wiping it down good with knife oil.. Havent gotten to making my own leather sheath yet, as I do with most of my USER knives. Got it mainly for the collectability, as when these Nepalese antiques are sold out, there will be no more of them!
This does cut and chop just fine, and the wood grip is in decent, useable condition. only "complaint" is the small size of the grip. But that is part of the deal when buying knives like this- obviously these were made for issue to people with smaller hands than are common in 21'st century America. But it cuts just fine and seems to be made of good steel... especially considering the primitive conditions the steel was made under, and worked into a fighting blade. Eventually Godwilling I will get
around to making a carry sheath worthy of a primitive chopper like this! Am considering getting a blade or two to make my own grips for..
- Ranald, November 13, 2020
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Not sure about this kukri. I've bought both the longleaf and BhojPure. Both were hand select as is this WWI Kukri. It did not appear to be a hand select as it had a lot of rust damage and damage to the handle. It had damage to the tip as well. I compared it to the BhojPure and could not tell the difference between the two. there was a number 90 or 40 and the letter P on the butt of the grips. I almost gave the kukri a 3 star. still its a nice addition to my other two.
- Rudolph, May 08, 2013 | Verified Purchase
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Opted for the hand-select item. Nice item, with a little wear and minor chipping on grip. Cleaned the blade lightly with Goo-Gone and 4x steel wool. Has a nice balance in the hand. If it were not a collectible item, would be using this as a camp knife/machette.  may but another for that purpose, or buy a blade and make my own grip!
- Franklin, June 26, 2011 | Verified Purchase
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