Kora hilted khukuri
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Overall length

57.8 cm

Blade length

44.8 cm

Blade thickness

Base 10 mm

At bend 9.5 mm

5 cm from tip 5 mm

Blade width

Narrowest at base 34 mm

Widest at tip 62 mm


892 gram

Point of balance

12 cm from hilt


Iron, steel, wood, leather, plant fiber thread




Late 19th century


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A rarer variety of khukurī knife with an iron sword hilt with a grip between two round plates. The style is reminiscent of the hilts on Nepalese kora swords, while the grip section itself reminds a little of that found on some talwar hilts.

Such sword-hilted khukurī are often quite early, their use going back to the early 1800s and perhaps even earlier than that. This particular piece has a blade shape with a deep notch that appears to indicate a later 19th-century date, showing the concept remained in use for some time.

A very large piece with a good, heavy blade. The scabbard missing some parts.

Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri
Kora hilted khukuri

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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.


Broad bladed example with horn hilt and engraved blade.


A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.