KUKRIS






Kukri
with scabbard and 2 small knives. 75
End if blade is slightly bent and rounded.

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The current kukri used by the Gurkhas
with scabbard and 2 small knives.   60
Blade 31 cm long. A new style of blade, as seen above.







Kukri 
with scabbard and 2 small knives. 85
 
Blade 30 cm 
A mystery solved!
Collectors have been debating the origins of kukris stamped "TEMPERED STEEL MADE IN INDIA  ALLIED"
Recently we purchased items from a family who were able to answer the question of who produced these and when were they made: "my father, a machine tool engineer, was commissioned by General Slim to manufacture at great speed many thousands of these weapons."


James Hodkinson was apprenticed to Sir W.C. Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Manchester in 1927. In 1932 he joined Craven Bros. Ltd and in 1934 was appointed Manager of Craven Bros (India) Ltd, Calcutta.
In 1938 he transferred to Associated British Machine Tool Makers Ltd (India) and in December 1939 was appointed Director of Manufacturing for the Government of India and then Deputy Director General Munitions Production from January 1940 to December 1945. This included the production of kukris and machettes for the army in India.
After the war he remained in India until the late 1950s.


 
Kukri with scabbard and 2 knives.  85
Blade stamped THE ARMY TRADERS DEHRAN INDIA.

Indian Army Kukri
issued to Gurkha Regiments in the Indian Army with
scabbard and 2 knives. 
Blade 29 cms.
95

  Indian Army Kukri issued to Gurkha regiments in the Indian Army with scabbard and 2 knives.
Blade 29 cms. Stamps on blade.
Stamped Made in India and with WINDLASS logo.
95


Kukri with scabbard and 2 knives.  95
Blade 31 cm long.


Kukri with scabbard and 2 knives. 75
Blade 31 cm long. Small knives need cleaning.



Kukri all metal and scabbard    SOLD
with no fittings for the smaller knives.
On end of handle is stamped the badge of the 7th Gurkha Rifles

Blade 30 cm long
Believed to be a regimental kukri for performing the display.



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ARAB KNIVES






Knife with scabbard. SOLD
Blade is 18 cm long

Malay Kris with 36 cm blade. 90


Malay Kris no scabbard. 60