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Antique Gurkha Khukuri Dagger Knife & Fancy Sheath

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Antique gurkha khukuri dagger knife & fancy sheath. 
A Khukuri is the most famous of all knives. National knife of what is today, Nepal. In ancient times the people were called Gurkhas who formed the formidable Brigades of Gurkhas. When bullets are gone, a Gurkha unsheaths his khukuri & makes his final 'do or die' stand. There are two tiny knives that go with a khukuri. One is a Chakmak & is a flint-maker & sharpener. The other is a sharp karda knife. Where the knife meets the handle, there is a notch which is a Hindu fertility symbol; but in practical terms, the notch is for blood to drip so as not to soil the holder's hand.
The sheath on this khukuri is adorned with Persian turquoise & coral, with ornate wire work. This is an old piece.
 
Condition: Very Good ~ Used ~ Some of the stitiching on the back of the sheath has come undone, but is all there.
Measures: 18" Long x 3 3/4" Wide
Cost: SOLD -- Will consider reasonable offers.
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Antique Gurkha Khukuri Dagger Knife & Fancy Sheath
Sheath Detail - Cabachon Turquoise & Coral Stones

Antique Gurkha Khukuri Dagger Knife & Fancy Sheath
Antique Gurkha Khukuri Dagger Knife & Fancy Sheath

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