KUKRIS



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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.


"Dashain Festival" Kukri used by the Gurkhas
with scabbard and 2 small knives.  SOLD
Blade 37 cm long. Used in the annual festival to
sacrifice goats.


A mystery solved!
Collectors have been debating the origins of a kukri stamped "TEMPERED STEEL MADE IN INDIA  ALLIED"
Recently we purchased some 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.
Machette 95

Kukri with scabbard and 2 small knives.  SOLD  
Blade 31 cms.

Kukri with scabbard and 2 small knives.   65   
Blade 19 cms.

Presentation Kukri with scabbard  SOLD 
Blade 20 cms. Scabbard decorated with silver and gold metal work.



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ARAB KNIVES




A pair of Arab daggers with what appear to be Iraqi coins of King Ghazi (1930s) set into scabbards. Blades engraved with styalised bird and Arabic text. Blades are 13.5 cm long.  
 

65 each or 100 the pair


Arab Jambiya boy's dagger steel blade and raised ridge. SOLD
Silver mounted grip and filigree decoration.


Straight bladed. All metal with scabbard. 45
Blade is 19 cm long

Malay Kris with 36 cm blade. 90


Malay Kris no scabbard. 60


Knife with scabbard. 50
Blade is 18 cm long