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18inch Panawal (NO MERCY)

18inch Panawal (NO MERCY)

The ability to take upon any opposition, the deadly look and the alarming size, No Mercy..

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USD 175.00

USD 45.26

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 18
  • Handle Size (in): 7
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 1475
  • Overall weight (gm): 1975
  • Shipping weight (gm): 2500
  • Blade finishing: Unpolished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10-11
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Sacrifical, Heavy Duty, Gift, Lethal, Combat, Attacking, Fighting
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18" Panawal (NO MERCY) Khukuri Knife (sword); with religious and battle values...

The 18” Panawal titled “No Mercy” is the large version of the famous Panawals that is mercilessly and massively used for heavy duty cutting work. The very design of the handle itself supports and co-ordinates with the hardcore usage of the knife. The full flat tang that goes all the way through the handle, which is also seen on the edges of the handle is firmly secured by rivets from both sides to give a rock-hard handle. The two wooden plates are first glued to the tang by epoxy and then riveted. The bolster and pommel made from iron sheet are also fixed at two ends to further secure the handle firmly. This special handle of 18” Panawal, and thus the name, is the strongest feature of this hefty khukuri that would take upon any opposition.

The deadly look and the alarming size have truly made this knife a “No Mercy” kind of thing. This unpolished 18” bladed Panawal kukri is on very high demand for jungle use for clearing bushes, cutting branches, hacking logs etc, just like a typical Machete.


It has not been long since KHHI started producing Panawal khukuri in a sacrificial size. It is especially done to enhance the “Panawal” assortment. The blade measures 18” long and has a Panawal type wooden handle thus the definite name. The shape resembles the “BhojPure” version; fat, thick, and heavy. Normal buffalo hide leather scabbard is used. It also comes with two accompanying knives in a considerable size, about 4 inches bladed; a good usable size. All the making and building of the knife is done by hand using only conventional domestic tools.

large 18 inch kukri
Size of blade: 18 inch approx.
Overall Length: 25 inch
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, Indian rosewood riveted full flat tang handle, 2 x accompanying knives
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal


Significance and religious value

Most Nepalese are devoted Hindus. They have been practicing Hinduism for generations and ritual beliefs still go strong even today. Similarly, it would be fair to say that the khukuri has also been contributing to all Nepalese to performing some of the religious act of Hinduism. One of the rituals and also traditions of Nepalese has a religious ceremony of beheading domestic animals as an offering to the goddess “Durgamata” during the main Nepalese festival, the “Dashain”. This is where the 18” khukuri chiefly comes into play, where it reveals its true identity, where it demands a kill and respect as a true slaughter-house.

Nepalese main festival, Dashain, during which on the 9th day called “Maar” domestic animals are sacrificed at home or mostly at temples as an offering to the goddess “Kali Maata”. The ceremony is performed after going through all the rituals and the beheading must be done in one clean stroke otherwise it is believed to bring ill fortune. This is where the 18” Panawal Kukri is commonly brought into practice because of it awesome strength and ability. The alarming size and tremendous force of the knife generates a deadly force which would kill a prey in a single lethal blow. Such is the impact and ferocity of the khukuri, crafted to assault, defend and defy.
 

old Gorkha Army Panawal kukri

 

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Uniquely optimal weight length and blade thickness and edge hardness for cutting hard wood

18 inch khukuri with full width panawal handle. I purchased two of these for use in chopping hardwood trees for firewood for cooking and heating in the northeast area of the USA, because the weight and length of this khukuri was similar to that of the 'Hudson Bay' type of axe, which has a weight that is able to be swung at a high enough speed to optimize the force of the cut. When I tried this khukuri on a maple tree, which has one of the hardest of woods, the cut was the deepest I had ever seen or made. This khukuri blade has a hardness and a thickness that is optimal for such cutting. To my knowledge, this combination of weight length thickness and hardness is unique in cutting tools. For me, this khukurui is best held with my two hands. This full width panawal steel handle has an advantage over wood handles of most axes in that that the steel handle can not be broken by any force applied by the human hand. The optimal diameter of tool handles has been published as 33 millimeters or approximately 1.3 inches. As a general idea, the maker or the user of any tool can consider shaping or reshaping any handle to optimize ones own individual handgrip.

Date: 6th October, 2022

James Sherwood New York State, USA


Great kukri

Just got my 18inch no mercy kukri in today and i would like to thank mangaldhan biswakarma and all that was involved in the making of this really work of art its stunning i am definitely gonna order from the kukri house again thank you

Date: 6th August, 2020

Jamie howard Tennessee, USA


custom order

Hi Saroj

Just a few words to express my gratitude for all your help with my queries and input regarding the custom knife, orders and shipments to me. The experience has been a pleasant one dealing with yourself, bowny, other staff and especially the kami's who have given me a truly unique collection to be proud of.

It's a shame that the dragon could not be sent to the UK depot as I was going to send bowny a message to say by all means unpack the order and have a look at the knife if he so wished before sending on to me.

The footage showing some stages of the custom forge is gratefully received and as been of interest even to family and friends even though I never expected to be sent this because when I made a comment about the footage of the build I actually meant for you to use on your YouTube channel if you wanted to use it. By all means use the footage if you so wish but I am thankful to have it myself anyway. 


Yours sincerely
Steve, UK

Date: 15th April, 2019

DeguMeister


My Third Knife

This one is a semi-custom 18" WOODEN DRAGON and i am truly gob-smacked by what arrived today. even though i knew what to expect in size and weight i was still in awe when holding this masterpiece. I already had a very large "tourist" khukuri and needed to replace it with the real deal. I opted for a 23.5" blade with metal finishing and dark wood for the handle to highlight the beautiful carving created. for the rest of the personal touch., no utility knives or dap was ordered as this is just a showpiece really.

The engraving to the blade is outstanding and this is done to both sides with one side mainly the dragon then we have two dragons either side of a temple structure when turned over. MANGALDHAN (M) has done an absolutely wonderful job crafting the knife and i can only assume one of the SHAKYA family did the engraving but either way, the artistry is superb. i would also like to thank the staff getting this to me knowing there was a problem with customs not letting it through to the UK depot and going out of your way to ship it straight to me and took 3 working days to arrive, brilliant,

Thank you.

(images showing carved handle with metal finishes, with a BHOJPURE" for scale, engravings.)

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Date: 9th April, 2019

Steve, England Guinness road, Trafford park


Really pleased and happy.

A letter opener, 4" knife, a pair of 10 inchers, and a really massive 18 incher. I should have checked the weight better on the big one, lol. Its a bit much, but all are sharp and beautiful. Hopefully i can chop some things this weekend, that'll be fun. Thanks to all the fine craftsmen at khhi for this beautiful bundle of happiness. Really pleased and happy.

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Date: 27th December, 2018

Travis Jackson


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