Item #: 1002-188 -- A Very Large Sacrificial Nepalese Gurkha Kukri -- $375.00
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 plain bronze bolsters. 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, retaining the tinder pouch and one of the bi-knives. Overall GC; the scabbard with losses to wood and leather at the toe, with some separation at the frontal edge and additional minor tearing to the leather in spots. The sword itself very good, quite sharp, of crude manufacture; the blade with a couple of spots of live surface rust -- should clean easily with oil and steel wool (we can do this for you for an additional fee). The leather showing good patina. Early to mid-20th century. Overall in sheath 62 cm.