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Kukri 1

Description:

The kukri is a type of machete that originatesn from the Indian subcontinent. The weapon is associated mostly with ethnic Nepalese Gurka soldiers, so much so that they are often termed a 'Gurka knife' by English speakers. The weapons are characterised by their distinct curved blades. 

 

They are suited well for chopping, due to their weight, and slashing, as their curved blade can cut effectively and deeply.

 

The blade is decorated with scrolling floral imagery and has 'INDIA' on one of its sides. 

Place of Production:
India
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000017
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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