From: India (uncertain) | Nepal (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Asian

Native Name Kukri
Object Number 42-30-289A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Gurkha
Provenience India (uncertain) | Nepal (uncertain)
Date Made 15th Century - 1928
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Ivory

Kukri dagger. Single-edged steel blade with recurved bevelled cutting edge convex near point and with deep circular notch below tang. Two deep parallel grooves to top of back. Ivory grip. Black leather sheath, lower half covered with gilt metal with repoussee decoration around edges. Heavy gilt filagree band with long heart-shaped pendant at top with floral decoration. Turquoise in center of loops to which woven metal carrying cord is attached. Two small side knives with bevelled single-edged steel blades and wooden grips.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 25 - Collector Number

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