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Antique arms glossary

A Nepalese khukurī glossary

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A question I am frequently asked by outsiders: Why are you into antique arms?

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A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.
Named so after the two ridges that are formed on the bi-fullered blade.
With a recurved blade and elaborate bronze hilt decorated with chakras.
With pierced mounts and velvet-covered scabbard.
With beautifully shaped blade and fine, elaborately chiseled hilt.
With elaborately pierced and chiseled hilt.
With wootz blade, and silver overlaid hilt that was finished with fire-gilding.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Rarely seen today, a commoner's example with carved, bone hilt.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
A south Indian saber carrying the name "Sri Bhima Nayak".