Bhojpure style - made prior to 1890, it's difficult to determine the exact date. This large kukri blade was made for war. As spears and the Kora sword were being replaced by firearms, this was the weapon of choice for hand-to-hand combat. In the skilled hands of the Gurkha, it was a frightening weapon indeed. These have all seen service with both the Nepali military and the British Army. Some of the blades are marked in Devangari script (sorry no choice available) with the date of manufacture. No original scabbards available. Good condition. 17" blade.