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    Nepal Trip 2008

    After arriving at Kathmandu a quick scout around for antique kukri
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    Dave holding up one of the kukri
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    Then we were invited to the Army Museum by Lt. Col. (now a Brigadier) Prem Singh Basnyat
    Prem
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    View from the museum
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    Prem taking us around the museum
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    More from the army museum
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    Interesting pics... What's with the big white blob spots on the gunstocks?
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    Then off to Pokhara
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    Just outside of Pokhara
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    Major Yambahadur Gurung, who showed Dave and I great hospitality at the Gurkha Museum in Pokhara
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    The Major's personnel kukri
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    Hi Mark just their way of marking the guns, I have a way to go on this thread yet!!

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    interesting to see a Winchester 95 managed to find its way there!
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    More from the Gurkha Museum in Pokhara
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    View from the top of the museum
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    A lady using her Aansi
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    Gurkha Recruits
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    Sure is, they have a right hodge podge of stuff there

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    Then off to Dharan
    Our security guard at the hotel
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    Dave and I were invited into the Indian Army Gorkha contingent in Dharan, we were very well looked after, but we were not allowed to take pictures
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    Then off to Chitwan
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    A Mahout sharpening his kukri
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    Back to Kathmandu, where we were taken for a tour of the National Museum by the curator Bhess
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    Drabya Shah's weapons, circa 1559
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    Still at the National Museum
    Ranajit Malla's weapons circa 1722
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    Some of Prithvi Narayan Shah's weapons circa 1723
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    Sardar Ram Krishna Kunwar circa 1728
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    Jaya Prakash Malla's weapons circa 1736
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    Still at the museum
    Chautariya Krishna Shah's weapons, who was the nephew of Prithvi Narayan Shah
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    Kaji Damodar Pandey's weapons circa 1751
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    Bahadur Shah's weapons circa 1757
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    Kalu Pandey killed at Kirtipur 1757
    His massive kukri
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    Seized weapons from Kirtipur 1757
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    Still at the museum
    Kaji Ranajit Kunwar's weapons circa 1762
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    Seized weapons of Digbandansen in 1763
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    Still at the museum
    Daljit Shah's kukri circa 1763
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    Some of the weapons captured from Mir Kasim's invading army 1763
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    Seized weapons of the Kiranti 1766
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    Kaji Jagajit Pandey circa 1790
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    Some of Bhakti Thapa's weapons circa 1794
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    Abhiman Singh Basnet weapons circa 1800
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    great examples! Have any rough estimate dimensions on Kalu Pandey's monster kukri?
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    I wish I had Mark, it is a huge beast though, I need to win the lottery so I can pay the museum to let me handle and take specifications of their weapons, and hire someone to restore them.

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    Kaji Amar Singh Thapa's weapons circa 1800
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    Kaji Nayan Singh Thapa circa 1800
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    Chaiuariya Hastadal Shah's weapons circa 1804
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    Weapons captured in the Palpa War 1806
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    Captain Balbhadra Kunwar's weapons circa 1814
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    Jung Bahadar Rana's weapons circa 1830
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    Final section at the museum with Bhess
    Bom Bahadur Rana's weapons circa 1835
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    Chautariya Fattejung Shah's weapons 1841
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    Ranodip Rana's weapons circa 1845
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    Bir Shamsher Ranas weapons circa 1870
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    Dev Shamsher Rana's weapons circa1880
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    Then on the last night dinner with Lt. Col. Prem Basnyat and General Basnyat
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    I hope you enjoyed the variety of weapons and kukri shown, all the best Simon
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    This is wonderful, thank you for sharing Simon.

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    My pleasure Vu.Q.T.

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