Hanshee Khukuri with Antler Horn Handle
Origin: Nepal (Or North India)
The Hanshee Khukuri is an early type characterized by its narrow blade long hilt and the continuous arc shape line of the spine and the hilt.
The blade of the exemplar presented here is of the Hanshee style. The hilt is carved from a long and curved antler horn that together with the blade form the arc shaped Hanshee shape.
Blade 13 inches. Total length 20 inches. Very good condition. Very minor and shallow pitted spots on the blade. No scabbard.
The use of antler horn for handle is not commonly seen on old Khukuries but we have seen such handles on the accompanying knives (Karda and Chakama). It is however extensively used on modern made Khukuries. The antler handle on this exemplar might be a later replacement but old and very well made one.
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