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Kukri 1917


Simon R

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A variety of marks on a 1917 dated Kukri, all clear.

BUT, what does Co indicate?

It should be the makers mark - all I can figure is 'Cawnpore Ordnance', not formally noted in Skennertons 'Broad Arrow' but is as close as I can get.

Any ideas?

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Simon, I was always under the illusion that the Regiments made their own rather than a central manufacturing facility, mine was made in 1981 by 6 GR.

Rob

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Rob

I was under the impression that all issue kukris were made back in Nepal from broken Land Rover leaf springs, my issue one was drawn from the QM Stores in 1973 the only problem I found with them that the handle was not made for european hand. I very badly cut my hand when I was on patrol in Malaya.

John

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A variety of marks on a 1917 dated Kukri, all clear.

BUT, what does Co indicate?

It should be the makers mark - all I can figure is 'Cawnpore Ordnance', not formally noted in Skennertons 'Broad Arrow' but is as close as I can get.

Any ideas?

Beware CO 1917 dated Kukris ... not saying they are all fakes, but there was a batch of tourist trinkets getting about with fake Great War era stamps.

Go to: http://ikrhs.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=53...;highlight=1917

These fellows are very knowledgeable on all things kukri.

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