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    Can anyone assist in this decipher?

    Helping elder aunt identify deceased uncle's various acquisitions through the years. We found this yesterday. So glad to discover this forum. Any help with further identification and deciphering of inscription, greatly appreciated! Thank you.

    She remembers he acquired it over ten years ago.
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    I can't help you decipher the inscription but the kukri is a Napal Army kukri. These are also known as Longleaf kukris or Gurkha Army Kukri GAK. Many thousands were bought up by Windlass co. They have been sold by Atlanta Cutlery and IMA ( international military antiques ) it is sometimes known as the Kathmandu caches. There is much more detail here.

    http://chinesemartialstudies.com/201...ilitary-kukri/


    I hope this gives you some background about the type of kukri.
    Its a lovely example and I hope you get the translation soon.

    David.
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    Jabar 3/590 Sri 3 Candra. (Could be "Jabara", but Jabar fits Shree Jabar Jung Battalion.)

    See http://www.swordforum.com/forums/sho...ukri&p=1205022 for some more info and links.
    "In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.

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    Thank you so much! On behalf of my 84 year old aunt, we greatly appreciate you sharing your knowledge. We have a lot to learn!

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    Thank you, David. If my aunt decides to include it in her auction, is there a resource we should study about an approximate value? Guessing she would want to put a reserve price on this piece.

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    You can see how much similar kukri sell for on ebay (and elsewhere). For these military kukri, anybody can buy them anytime from Atlanta Cutlery, so you should check their prices: http://www.atlantacutlery.com/c-100-knives.aspx
    "In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.

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