Sword with India on blade.

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    Not sure how to find worth of a large Sword that was given to My husband. It is a Very heavy Sword and has some engravings on the blade as well as the word India on the blade. 20160821_144254.jpg 20160821_144307.jpg
     

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    Looks more like a Kukri than a sword, they do come in various sizes including very large.
     
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    The blade is quite long. What would this be worth??
     
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    Thank you..
     
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    Ok Thank you So much.
     
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    It is a kukri. You say it's "quite long" but don't say how long...

    The "India" design suggests it was a tourist piece, I'd agree. Adding to that impression are some elements of the design and hilt. But there are some very large kukri used in the ceremonial beheading of a water buffalo... and supposedly in executions. The kukri is intrinsically linked to the Gurkha and Nepal -- but really can be found throughout a region that includes Nepal, part of Myanmar (Burma), and parts of India. The folks at Khukuri House are a great resource, and generally quite approachable. Just realize that they actually are running a business, not simply answering questions.
     
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