Scarce Great War MK 1 Kukri
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About this item
A recently found example of this most hard to find Great War pattern kukri.
"F.W." marking to the spine, denoting production at Fort William.
13.5 inch blade, 17.25 inches overall.
The blade is in part in good polish, but has some areas of active rust, most obviously to both sides of the ricasso/bolster, and around the kaudi. Impossible to see if there are any makers markings present, although the hardness test dot markings are visible.
I suspect the blade will clean up quite well.
The wooden grip of "Fat handle" type, again denoting earlier production. Some old chips, and signs of splitting, but the grip is rock solid, with no movement.. The grip retained by the correct sunken/hidden nut. There is also an interesting double "XX" marking, which I haven't seen before.
Production of this type of kukri ceased in 1915, in favour of the MK II.
Housed in the correct scabbard, this example being constructed of brown leather over wood, with brass chape. This is stamped to the reverse "I/|M with a date of 1915 and marks denoting production at the Cawnpore Arsenal. Unit marks to the front of "3. ABC" for the 3rd Company, Army Bearer Corps.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.