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A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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A rare surviving example of the simple military version of this style.
Reserved
Made in Borneo but traded widely, of a type used a lot against the Dutch during…
€2000,-
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
€2200,-
A translucent hide shield with gilt brass ornaments. Probably Nepalese of for a…
€1500,-
Made of steel, decorated with fine gold overlay in a pattern of swastikas.
€2100,-
A fat-bellied variety of the Nepalese khukurī with mirror polished blade and…
€1800,-
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
€3000,-
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
€3600,-
With fine gold overlaid hilt, tight-grained wootz blade and elaborately pierced…
Reserved
In Punjabi style hilt, with elaborately chiseled blade.
€750,-
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
€1000,-
with space for 20 cartridges, complete with powder flask.
€500,-
Its blade pattern-welded and chiseled with designs of hunters and animals.
€3200,-
An old warhorse with several repairs.
€1200,-
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming…
Price on request
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast…
€375,-