Lot 402A: Vintage Machete khukuri with leather scabbard, Nepal

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Description: Vintage Machete khukuri with leather scabbard, Nepal Total Length: 13.75 in. = 34 cm; Bladder: 11.75 in = 29.5 cm; Scabbard: 12.5 in= 31.5 cm; Weigh of the machete: 1 lb. = 450 g; Weight of the scabbard: 3 oz. = 80g; Handle: carved wood; The khukuri (Nepali: ?????? khukuri) is a Nepalese knife with an inwardly curved blade, similar to a machete, used as both a tool and as a weapon in Nepal and some neighbouring countries of South Asia. Traditionally it was, and in many cases still is, the basic utility knife of the Nepalese people. It is a characteristic weapon of the Nepalese Army, the Royal Gurkha Rifles and of all Gurkha regiments throughout the world, so much so that some English-speakers refer to the weapon as a "Gurkha blade" or "Gurkha knife". The kukri often appears in Nepalese heraldry and is used in many traditional rituals such as wedding ceremonies. The "kukri", "khukri" and "kukkri" spellings are of foreign origin, the original Nepalese form being khukuri.
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