This lot includes a presentation Kukri knife. These blades have been carried by the Napalese Gurkha as both a very formidable weapon, as well as a decorative uniform piece, since as early as 1559. This kukri in particular has an ornate engraved blade, showing geometric shape on one side, and a vicious dragon on the reverse. Additionally, the blade shows typical construction, with a thick tapered spine, and notch near the tang, for blood drainage. The grip of the knife also shows typical design, crafted of horn, and including a palm-swell, and a flared butt, with a thin brass pommel. The scabbard has two openings for the chakmak, and the extra karda blade - both are absent from the scabbard. The scabbard is also crafted of dark horn, and is held together by brass. The knife shows good condition overall. The knife - when inserted into the scabbard, measures 14 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide, and 1 3/4" thick.