The Chindits ? officially in 1943 designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade and in 1944, the 3rd Indian Infantry Division were a British "Special Force" that served in Burma and India in 1943 and 1944 during the Burma Campaign in WW2. This is an original fighting/ survival knife with Kukri type blade carried by Chindit troops in Burma. It is similar to those illustrated on page 12 of British & Commonwealth Military knives by Flook. It has a broad 9 3/4" long curved kukri type blade which tapers to a sharp point. It measures 14" overall and has a brass cross guard and slab bone grips secured by 3 brass rivets. The cross guard is contemporarily punch marked '12 (M) EB' on one side and the reverse 'BURMA'. The scabbard is made of heavy duty leather, stitched along the seams and it has a large single belt loop. The scabbard has a small single retaining strap fitted to the body. The brass buckle of the strap is present & secure but the buckle is missing it's pin & part of the leather tongue of the strap is absent. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9175 Click on the link below to view our extensive edged weapon and bayonet sections.