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Posted 7 years ago


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This is a sword that has been passed down for two generations in my family. I am charged with handing it down in the next ten years or so. I know nothing about it. I showed some sword enthusiasts this, and they told me the following:

1. The two little knives were for eating on a ship. The blunt one was the fork, and the sharp one is for cutting.

2. The handle was man made. You can tell from how inconsistent the design etchings in the metal are, and there is a metal line down one side of the handle showing where they fused it to the blade.

That is all I know, and would love any information. I have no problem taking more pictures of it, and would love an estimated value.

Mystery Solved


  1. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    Your knife is call a Khukuri, most of these are from the Nepal region between China and India, although yours could be from India. The small knife, the karda, was used as a skinning knife and the dull knife, the chakmak, was meant for sharpening the khukuri or used with flint to start a fire. Chance's are that your knife is a tourist or collectors piece. They are still being made by hand in Nepal and are quite sought after. A dealer or knowledgeable collector could tell more by the different facets of the knife.
  2. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    If you are interested in learning more about the Khukuri here is a link.

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