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Old 20-04-17, 02:06 AM
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Default Unknown Gurkha boss badge?

Hi Gurkha experts,
I would be grateful for comments and identification of this small badge,
Thanks,
Tinto
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Old 20-04-17, 08:14 AM
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I think that the fitting method on the reverse will determine what this badge is for.

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Old 20-04-17, 08:34 AM
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Hello,

it looks like kukri arm badge of the King's Royal Hussars.

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Old 20-04-17, 10:13 AM
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it looks like kukri arm badge of the King's Royal Hussars.

Laurent
Not if you look at the first picture of it next to a BIC pen showing it to be very small.
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Old 20-04-17, 12:24 PM
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Unless it is very badly made, the handles are too clsoe together for it to be a Hussars' arm badge. Crossed kukris, handles down, could be 6th, 8th or 9th GR and if it is a boss badge - the size suggests it may be - there should be two wires cpming off the back, or evidence of same.
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Old 20-04-17, 06:51 PM
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Hi all,
Thanks for your comments. The badge is not mine but here is a picture showing fixture, seems to be a prong rather than two wires.
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Tinto
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Old 21-04-17, 01:15 PM
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I hevn't seen a fixing exactly like that before, but a number of Indian made badges - both legitimate and bazaar made for the tourist trade - feature one or two curved metal 'hooks', presumably menat to be pushed through cloth and crimped down. I wonder if this is an Indian made badge, either for one of theri Gurkha battalions or a tourist piece.
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Old 21-04-17, 04:52 PM
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It reminds me of the tourist kukris, the small badge was fixed to my dads one with a nail like prong pushed into the wooden scabbard.
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Old 21-04-17, 07:03 PM
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I'm certain it is a arm badge for the KRH and not a boss badge. They are small. The examples I have are identical in design,15mm H and have a variety of fixings, single lug, screw back, clutch pin In WM & AA. They often turn up listed as 'collars'

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Old 21-04-17, 07:20 PM
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Thank you everybody for your comments. I had thought it might be a bazaar souvenir badge.
Was the arm badge of the KRH worn on a coloured patch?
Cheers, Tinto
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Old 25-04-17, 09:22 PM
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Not that I am aware of
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Old 05-05-17, 09:01 PM
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Hi Steve and all,
Here is an update. I now have this badge and have shown more pictures.
The fixtures originally consisted of two thin tabs, only one there now, and I have bent it in the opposite direction to avoid breaking it and to enable the badge to be mounted on card.
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