I want to give a big tip of the hat to reader Sam D. for sending this our way. It is one of the best finds in recent weeks. It comes from laststandonzombieisland, a blog with a heavy emphasis on military and historical weaponry and a site I will definitely be returning to in the future.
From “That dang Kukri Obsession“:
The Bhojpure region kukri were typically produced at the turn of the 19th century and after. This style is a somewhat down scaled version of the Victorian Long Leaf kukri. It appears these saw service from the 1880’s through the first quarter of the 20th century when they were withdrawn from service and placed in arsenal storage. With that in mind, the blade is anywhere from 90-130 years young and has spent most of that time “on the shelf.”
It came covered in… who the frack knows what. Pureed leaves, cosmoline, dirt, tar, yak grease I don’t know. It was horrible. Of course, it was as to be expected though, as it has been in arsenal storage for probably probably a century, and the Francotte came similarly dressed.
Read the whole thing.