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    Posted 1 year ago

    wickencrafts
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    Ghurka
    With Karda and Chakmak
    Hand tooled sheath with brass end. Pommel has lions head adornment

    It was given to me as a gift after one of my best Vietnam Veteran friends passed away. His family did appreciate my help..

    It is not ornate OR elaborate as you would expect on one for tourist trade to be

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Ghurkas are soldiers. This knife is called a kukri. Your karda and chakmak don't appear to be functional which is a good clue that this is not a military kukri. A karda is a small accessory knife, a sharp blade for small tasks. The chakmak should look like the karda but not sharpened and used for sharpening the kukri in the field. Kukris for farm use, etc., usually don't have a karda or chakmak so your knife is probably a reproduction which some folks classify as tourist knives.
    2. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 1 year ago
      Thanks kwqd
    3. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 1 year ago
      fortapache Thanks
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      This looks like it may be a real one.
    5. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 1 year ago
      I do mot think the guy who presented to my friend lied. He said it was authentic
      IN unused condition
      I honestly do not know
      Just curious
      I am not trying to sell this

      wander
    6. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Even reproductions, if well made, can be useful tools. I have several very functional reproductions and "tourist" knives like this one that are fully functional tools which I use. They are "real" from that perspective. Kukris are a common tool in some parts of the world and the vast majority were never used by the military or police. As a matter of fact, I mostly use my reproductions, copies of military knives, as my military kukris are collectibles. Most of my reproductions have useless karda and chakmak like this one does, but are " real" As they work just fine as designed. Just because your knife is a reproduction doesn't mean it is not a kukri.

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