To the forte in an engraving not unlike the kaudi in design but reversed/facing upwards. The shield is hammer forged steel with gilt steel and brass decorative fittings to the outer face.
The sheath is of a typical type being black leather over a timber inner. The reverse retains its original leather knuckle pad, now showing age losses to the centre, four iron suspension rings, but lacks the two leather straps which attached to these rings.
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n.d.(1970), Textile Museum, 4 p., 1 illus., 28 x 21.5 cm.
Exhibition catalogue, Crafts and Folk Art Museum; detailed and based on first hand experience of the authors.
Bias cut silk or silky polyester to-the-floor dresses with revealing necklines, exposed bodices and open backs were all the rage.
These styles were usually a solid color or in a pretty ditzy floral, not the psychedelic prints we see appear on other ’70s dress styles.
I feel more vintage wearing the ’80s or ’90s, honestly!
Do you love ’70s style, or is it just a funky decade you’d rather forget for the older eras of vintage fashion?
This heavy fighting kukri measures just over 53cms long in its sheath and is 52cms out.
The blade measures 36.5cms long from the top of the bolster to the tip of the blade.
LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRCD DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART.