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    What is it?

    Ok got a few requests for item ID's.

    First a hammer, comes from Owensboro KY area. Probably has something to do with the whiskey industry. Any better ideas?




    Next a knife. Anybody know anything about it? Guy found it buried in a box, under a crawl space. Newburg, Ind area.


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    I think the hammer is for driving the bung into whiskey barrels.

    I've seen knives similar to that one in the Philippines. Originally intended for use like a machete - cutting away vines, etc. in the jungle - but they make truly formidable weapons, too.
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    Dunno about the first object.
    The knife is a kukri used by Gurkha's from the Philippines.
    It is designed for efficiently cutting off heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Dunno about the first object.
    The knife is a kukri used by Gurkha's from the Philippines.
    It is designed for efficiently cutting off heads.
    What! The movie Indiana Jones was wrong and the Gurkha's are not from Nepal & Northern India! Just goes to shows you, you can't trust what you see in the movies.....or read on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Dunno about the first object.
    The knife is a kukri used by Gurkha's from the Philippines.
    It is designed for efficiently cutting off heads.
    Frank you got the name of the knife correct, but the Gurkhas are from Nepal, there is even an area of the country that they conquered long ago that is named after them, not the other way round.

    That is one nice looking knife.

    I guess that hammer could be used for something to do with the bung on a cask, but in all the wineries I've been to all I've ever seen to drive or remove a bung on a wine cask is a regular old wooden mallet
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    Frank,
    Ghurkas are from Nepal. Hukks are from the Philippines.
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    Hummm, are those notches in the blade for number of heads cut off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    What! The movie Indiana Jones was wrong and the Gurkha's are not from Nepal & Northern India! Just goes to shows you, you can't trust what you see in the movies.....or read on the internet.

    I get all my information from the movies.
    I was close. Just an ocean or two away.
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    Well it looks just like the pic of a modern day one.
    Now to why was it buried in a box in the basement?
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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