Item #: 1002-189 -- A Very Large Sacrificial Nepalese Gurkha Kukri -- $350.00
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. Large, heavy unfullered blade, the obverse inlaid with brass in a pattern of arches and crowns. The one-piece handle of hardwood with bone inlays and carved circumferential rib. Bronze pommel and bolster. Wooden sheath with black leather covering and tinder pocket, the tinder pouch present but the bi-knives lacking. Overall GC; a large area of wood loss at the pommel, the blade with a dark patina and large ding from striking a bone, the scabbard leather shrunken. Blade 51.7 cm., overall in sheath 69.2 cm.