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Mark III Gurkha Kukri Fighting Knife

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Fighting Knives with tags , , , on April 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a kukri, dated 1916. It is stamped CoI↑GII 1916 43. The Co represents Cossipore Arsenal. The I, arrow & G represent the Indian Army mark. The II is the model number, in this case Mark II. And the 1916 is the year of manufacture. The 43 is the inspection number. I believe this to be an export Mk III that has been stamped as a WW2 era Mk II in order to fool collectors and make a little money. I wouldn’t call myself a collector of kukri so I don’t feel bad.

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