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- Model: 1053
- SKU: 1053
Kukri (Khukuri Snake) Devotional Knife: Nepal, 18th Century,
This Kukri was owned by the Royal family of Nepal with the original (silver?) sheath intact.
This is an authenticated traditional curved Nepalese Knife used as both a tool and as a weapon. Symbolic/devotional weapon of the highly respected Nepalese Gurkha regiments, it signifies the courage and valor of the bearer. Also used in many traditional rituals among different ethnic groups of Nepal, including one where the groom has to wear it during the wedding ceremony signifying his devotion and worthiness to wed.
The handle is most likely carved of Rhino tusk. There is some damage and overall general wear but in above average condition for a Kukri of this age.
see - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri - for more information.
(08/11/05) - larger pictures are available