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'Kukri' (Khukuri snake) devotional knife
Culture: Hindu     
Country of Origin : Nepal     
Artifact Age: 18th Century



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This is a authenticated traditional curved Nepalese Knife used as both a tool and as a weapon. Symbolic/devotional weapon of the highly respected Nepalese Gurkha regiments it signifies the courage and valor of the bearer. Also used in many traditional rituals among different ethnic groups of Nepal, including one where the groom has to wear it during the wedding ceremony - signifying his devotion and worthiness to wed. This Kukri was owned by the Royal family of Nepal with the original (silver?) sheath intact. The handle is (must likely) carved of rhino tusk. There is some damage and overall general wear but in above average condition for a Kukri of this age. (08/11/05) see - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kukri - for more information. - larger pictures are available

Price: $900.00 + shipping
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