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Native NameKukri
Object Number:42-30-305A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bhutanese
Provenience: Bhutan
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Gilt
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:331 - Other Number

Description

Kukri, dagger. Single-edged steel blade with recurved bevelled cutting edge convex near point and with deep circular notch below tang. Thick back at nearly right angles to tang and bending at an obtuse angle about halfway. Two deep grooves paralleld to top of back. Gilded metal grip with knob above.


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