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Nice WWI military issue Kurki Rich.  Here is one that was brought back from the China, Burma, India Theater (CBI) by a US P-38 pilot.  He said he bought it in a local market and kept it while overseas.  He also brought back a very large folding knife that he said he wore while flying "just in case he needed it".  Quite a fellow who also had a reel of his gun camera film that he would not let go of.  He was quite adept at strafing runs according to the film.





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  • I’m new to this forum but I am a collector of military edged weapons mainly from WW2.  I purchased this Kukri and there are no markings and it’s really difficult finding much useful information on this type of weapon. I believe that the grips are made of Buffalo horn but not completely sure. Doing some research it appears to fit the profile as a sirupate version possibly from the 1940’s. Anyone can chime in let me know. I do have more pics. 






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