Item #: 1002-187 -- A Very Large Sacrificial Nepalese Gurkha Kukri -- $325.00
A large sacrificial kukri as used by troops in the Gurkha regiments to slaughter a sacrificial bull in order to achieve luck for their regiments. The handle of a single piece of cast and incised aluminum with bronze pommel and bolsters, the latter similarly decorated. The blade long and slender with broad edge, deeply cut cho and checkered and scalloped decoration representing a fuller. The sheath without chape and of wooden scales covered in embossed leather, stitched at the back. Overall GC; the scabbard with losses to wood and leather at the toe and throat, with some separation at the frontal edge (showing a glued repair) and additional minor tearing to the leather in spots; the leather pouch with the tinder pouch and bi-knives now missing. The sword itself very good, quite sharp, of crude manufacture. Early to mid-20th century. Overall in sheath 67 cm.