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    Hi Juan, I am aware of the Spanish colonization...

    Hi Juan, I am aware of the Spanish colonization of the Americas and the Spanish Armada
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    Hopefully this is the start of good sensible...

    Hopefully this is the start of good sensible debates and information David.
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    Hopefully this is the start of good sensible debates and information David


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    Hi Juan, Theory is one thing, battle is...

    Hi Juan,

    Theory is one thing, battle is another; At one period of the action, wrote a British Indian-infantry officer, I was engaged with two of the enemy. I had only a light dress sword...
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    Lol, I do understand where you are coming from,...

    Lol, I do understand where you are coming from, but if you were collecting Japanese swords or British Sabres would you use terms that don't actually exist, as a term used in the country of origin?
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    It is about as legitimate as the term you made up...

    It is about as legitimate as the term you made up 'Lambendh'
  7. If you remember Jonathan, Major Gerald Davies the...

    If you remember Jonathan, Major Gerald Davies the then curator of the GM put paid to your misinterpretation
  8. Not new Jonathan, we have covered this before,...

    Not new Jonathan, we have covered this before, when you posted a picture of a bandsmen with a kothi, which was bought by the regiment and so on
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    You're quite right about the specs (and Benjamin...

    You're quite right about the specs (and Benjamin mentions about regrinding in his original article on the big bellied Royal Nepal Army kukri (Papu was a term Jonathan used incorrectly), none the less...
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    PS it reminds me of this one from Benjamin...

    PS it reminds me of this one from Benjamin Judkins
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    PPS although I disagree with with some of what is written, here is an article written by BJ...
  11. Loads of regimental stuff ends up on the market,...

    Loads of regimental stuff ends up on the market, but their Mess stuff?
    Wasn't the bone handled kukri one of Gordon Byrne's originally?
    PS I believe this is what Jonathan had to say back in 2010;...
  12. Nice kukri Chris, but they could just as easily...

    Nice kukri Chris, but they could just as easily be rich Nepalese men's kukri. Mess orderly kothimora kukri are regimental property and therefore unlikely to leave the regiment.
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    Nice find David, it would be interesting to be...

    Nice find David, it would be interesting to be able to compare the belly depth of yours to those posted by Benjamin Judkins, which appear to have a much bigger belly
  14. Excellent news, well done David

    Excellent news, well done David
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    As part of our MA system we do test cutting, I'm...

    As part of our MA system we do test cutting, I'm using a CS 1796 LCS, not as well balanced as most of the originals, but effective enough

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X01hxkhkne0
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    Give me an 1803 or flankers 1796 anyday

    Give me an 1803 or flankers 1796 anyday
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    Hi Glen C, the article in 1879 was recounting an...

    Hi Glen C, the article in 1879 was recounting an incident in the Anglo-Nepali War 1814-1816, cheers Simon
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    I believe they called it a 'Spit', as that is all...

    I believe they called it a 'Spit', as that is all they considered good for, Roasting a Pig!
    In the Anglo-Nepali War; “A British officer, armed with a long regulation ‘spit’, ran his sword through a...
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    I believe it is a dress sword, not a sabre, not...

    I believe it is a dress sword, not a sabre, not my line of expertise it must be said!
  20. How is this irrelevant Chris? I then came across...

    How is this irrelevant Chris?
    I then came across a kukri which may well have the answer to a famous picture (of a Gurkha in the 1st Armoured Division in 1945 who were involved in fierce hand to hand...
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    I'll cut and paste for you again, as you seem to...

    I'll cut and paste for you again, as you seem to have missed a vital piece of what I wrote for you before;
    "kotli loharan consists of two large villages of lohars (ironsmiths) lying about five miles...
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    You still obviously haven't properly read what I...

    You still obviously haven't properly read what I wrote before, here it is again;
    We know that kukri made in Kolti Loharan were issued to the Gurkhas, the odd one having a battalion and regimental...
  23. I would say it is you that is talking nonsense;...

    I would say it is you that is talking nonsense;
    1. Again from Major-General Mike Callan I am sure I wore a kukri in combat uniform (jungle green), a QM (Quarter Master) issue like everybody else in...
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    You are to sure of yourself, and you have made an...

    You are to sure of yourself, and you have made an erroneous assumption, I suggest you read again about what I said about Kotli Loharan
  25. Chris;You would be foolish not to question a...

    Chris;You would be foolish not to question a man's memory after a gap of 71 years. And even IF Major General Callan was given this kukri, that is still not evidence of the Indian Army Issuing these...
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