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Language: Nepali
Source: A 1931 dictionary


Jire buṭṭā (जिरे बुट्टा); Fluted ornamentation (e.g. that on the silver of a khukri sheath).1
Jire means of or like cumin-seed.


Jire work on kukri scabbard

Cumin-seed like openwork on the scabbard moutpiece of a khukurī.
Compared to actual cumin seeds, right.



1. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner; A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931.

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With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine quillwork.


Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.


Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.


An exceptionally large example with a desirable three fullered blade.