Object Title

Sword (kukri)

Sword (kukri)

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XXVID.114

Provenance

Acquired from the Police Amnesty of 1988.

Physical Description

Blade of conventional form with a slight large fuller near the hilt. Hilt of horn with bradd bands and discs under the rivets. Scabbard of black leather covered wood with a small white metal chape and inscised lines. On the back is a large pocket with a flap (damaged) that conceals a second pocket for a bye-knife. The pockets are held in place by a narrow strap wound around twice.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of blade is 320 mm, the overall length being 421 mm, the scabbard being 360 mm. Weight: The weight of the knife is 0.555 kg, the scabbard being 0.150 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Nepal