A Gurkha soldier demonstrates how to use the kukri fighting knife, November 1944

A Gurkha soldier demonstrates how to use the kukri fighting knife, November 1944
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

A Gurkha soldier demonstrates how to use the kukri fighting knife, November 1944.

The curved fighting knife, or kukri, is the Gurkha's trademark, and these distinctive weapons have been used for both peaceful and warlike purposes since the thirteenth century.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
109869
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1990-08-65-7

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