Antique Indo Persian Silver Sword Kukri 7 Gurkha Rifles


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Antique Presentation Kukri of the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles in a solid silver mounted scabbard. Details: A wooden scabbard covered in burgundy velvet with a large silver locket pierced and chiseled in relief with scrolling foliate and floral motifs against a red background incorporating a badge of the 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles surmounted by a lion's head. A large silver chape decorated in suite with the locket and joined by two solid silver reinforcement straps. The middle of the scabbard is adorned with a large silver plaque repousee and chased with scrolling bloom. A re-curved single edge steel blade with a long shallow fuller engraved and inlaid with brass along the back-edge, mounted in a horn hilt with a silver plated cup.

CONDITION: The red velvet on the front of the scabbard is completely worn out and partly on the back of the scabbard, a small chip on the edge of the horn pommel, otherwise in good condition.

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in), Overall length without the scabbard: 36 cm (14 1/8 in).

Brief Regimental History - The 7th (Duke of Edinburgh's Own) Gurkha Rifles started as a regiment of the British Indian Army, before being transferred to the British Army
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