Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
Base 8.5 mm
Middle 8 mm
5 cm from tip 5.5 mm
Narrowest at base 31.5 mm
Widest at belly 55 mm
10 cm from hilt
Iron, steel, wood, leather, cotton thread
Probably late 19th century
From a European private collection
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This khukurī has a relatively fat-bellied blade, also known as budhune khukri ( बुधुने खुक्रि). The forging is utilitarian, with some cold shuts on either side, but no forging flaws appear along the edge, where it matters.
The hilt is quite well-made, with a high raised ridge and skillful floral engraving around it.
At the pommel are five notches, clearly intentionally cut. We can only speculate why: To keep score? To keep track of how many months he was away from home? We may never know.
It comers with its original leather covered scabbard. Knife and pouch are lost, but the cakmak (चक्मक्) a small fire striker and sharpening steel, remains.
Condition; See photos.
A humble, but sturdy and practical khukurī.
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With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With engraved spine and unusual all brass pommel.
Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
Of late 19th century make, with a very good blade.