Object Title

Kukri

Kukri

Date

1900-1999

Object Number

XXVID.179

Provenance

Private donation, 21 January 1999

Physical Description

The blade is of the usual angled form but of heavy construction and with a wide chamfered edge. At the base of the blade is a notch with a central spike, the edge on both sides of this being offset giving the notch a distorted appearance. Hilt of brown wood carved with a central raised band and a flare towards the flat sheet-iron pommel cap.
The scabbard is of black leather covered wood with tooled edges at the front and pockets at the rear for the bye-knives, both of which are missing.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 304 mm, the overall length of the knife being 416 mm and the scabbard being 312 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.617 kg, the weight of the scabbard being 0.084 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade marked CPC

Associations

Places Nepal