Gurkha kukri knife, WWII-issue with rosewood handle (length: pommel to tip, 20.5"/52cm, weight: 725g/1lb 8oz). This is the type of weapon carried by 'Rai' and his Gurkha comrades in Black Sun, Red Moon and Merdeka Rising. Rory Marron Collection. Photo: © Rory Marron

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