A scarce example of the much sought after interwar RFI (Rifle Factory Ishapore) MKII Kukri.
This example has been field carried, and then nickel plated, as was popular with troops returning after the war, usually for presentation or display. This example, and one other, were recently purchased attached to a presentation shield to an Indian Army officer who served in Burma.
These RFI produced kukri are something of a rarity, known examples are only produced in 1926 and 1927. Many were held in store, and issued during WW2. One known example was certainly carried during Operation Thursday.
The hardwood grip has a central grip ring, something which was removed post 1943 to cut down on production times. It has three other grip rings, which match indentations in the tang. It has its correct steel butt plate, also plated.
13 inch blade with single spine fuller, and robust kaudi. The blade is correctly maker marked on the right hand side, with inspection marks and a date, (likely 1926) all of which are slightly obscured by the plating. The bright blade is still sharp, with a tiny area of plating loss in the left hand fuller/spine.
All in all a very interesting example of a scarce military pattern kukri, by a rare maker, which has been there and come back.
Strictly over 18's only. Photo ID will be required before this item can be dispatched.
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