Nepalese wood scabbard kukri (khukri, khukuri, kukhri)

length: 14 3/8"
blade: 10 1/4"
maximum blade width: 1 7/8"
spine: 1/4"
bolster and grip: 4 1/4"
weight (kukri): 14.0 oz
weight (kukri and scabbard): 1 lb 4.4 oz

Early to mid 1900's Nepalese kukri (variant spellings - khukri, khukuri, kukhri) with carved wooden scabbard. A village kukri used as a kitchen and agricultural tool as well as a home defense weapon. The chip-carved wooden scabbard imitates the design of the more commonly seen traditional leather-covered scabbards, and is typical of higher altitude rural areas where leather is scarce. As-forged finish on blade; no provision on the scabbard for accessory knives.