Jungle Panawal (Better)

Jungle Panawal (Better)

This Khukuri is the jungle panawal version of the Gurkhas but fitted by better and stronger Panawal (full flat tang) handle..

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USD 77.00

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Jungle Panawal kukri; stronger and better version of the ordinary Jungle kukris

“Jungle Panawal” is actually the same “Jungle” version reproduced by KHHI but with a superior full-flat-tang handle. The same blade is fitted with a “Panawal” handle to enhance the working ability of the knife hence the name follows as the “Jungle Panawal”.

It is an unpolished full-size kukri used for jungle warfare and domestic need too. It is designed for rough use so no finishing (shinning) is done on the blade. The total unpolished format of Jungle Panawal enhances the cutting ability and durability of the blade. Here the loss of hardness is prevent by avoiding the long machinery process undertaken to polish a blade which generates extreme heat. It is also an optional knife for the British Gurkhas as a training or combat kukri. It is very famous among users because of its typical kukri look and better feature (handle), as an all-purpose utility knife. 

A Panawal Tang (handle)As mentioned above unlike the regular "Jungle", the special feature or the strength of this kukri is its extra strong handle. It is especially designed for heavy stressful work. It has a unique distinct handle where the metal (tang) of the blade in the handle area is flat, not narrow and pointed as in other knives. The blade is therefore visible all around the handle. The handle is further joined strongly to the blade by two rivets that can also be seen at the sides. This full flat tang version makes handle very tough and also gives a good counter balance to the blade making it very easy and effective to use.

A leather loop (Lanyard hole) is also made in the tip of the scabbard to hold the knife firmly in the user’s thigh to prevent from wobbling while in motion by using a string. This comes as an additional feature to better that adds value to the knife. The same feature (lanyard hole) is also introduced in the handle to tie in wrist. This make sures the blade always stays in hand.

Jungle Panawal has a twin loop belt frog (military) in its sheath to carry the khukuri.

Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, full flat tang twin rivets wooden handle, 2 x small knives

Panawal kukri has an interesting story behind it.

Although the khukuri with "Panawal Tang (handle)" was brought into practice in history long ago and this sort was particularly used in the 2nd world war days by Gurkhas, this traditional kukri knife was in the verge of extinction in the later years after mid 20th century. It is only after the establishment of KH (Khukuri House) now KHHI in 1991 TB BK, realized the importance of a hardcore working kukri and started the production of “Panawal” version for the very reason in large scale. It was therefore only from 1993 Panawal kukri knives came back into limelight and stormed the khukuri market instantly. Soon it was so much in demand that people started making “Panawal” khukuri in various shapes, sizes and started adopting different styles and names using the same “Panawal-Handle” system.



  • Actual Weight (gm): 615
  • Overall weight (gm): 825
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1125
  • Blade finishing: Unpolished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Water buffalo leather
  • Released date of KHHI Nepal: 1993-02-24
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Full Flat
  • Function: Indoor, Hunting, Jungle warfare, Regular Work, Heavy Duty, Trekking

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Reviews (8)

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Impressive workmanship

I purchased two of this model as well as a Nepal Police model. I had looked at khukuris in the past made in other countries and felt they were very crudely made. I happened on these and was impressed by the photos. The only thing to do was try them. I usually don't purchase items I have not personally inspected however when these arrived I was impressed with the workmanship. I was not disappointed. The photos are a true representation of the product. I used one to make some hiking staffs. I intend to use them for more bushcrafting over the coming summer. I purchased the Nepal Police model for display but will most likely put it to work also.

Date: 31st March, 2021

Ivan Wallace New Hampshire, USA

Pure Awesomeness!!

I ordered my blade amidst the peak (June 2020) of the COVID pandemic. Out of 4 Nepalese manufacturers that I tried to get in touch with only KHHI, responded to my queries. Their customer service is incomparable. Yukesh updated me every detail of the forging. The "Kali" Mr. M. Bishwakarma, who made the blade, took all my requests and changes by heart. This is my first Khukuri from KHHI, and definitely, it won't be the last. Working with your company is pure pleasure! Manila, Philippines Jericho "Koy" Claustro

jungle panawal kukri review by Koy Claustro
Koy Claustro from philippines with his jungle panawal kukri

Date: 23rd July, 2020

Koy Claustro Philippines

Bien reçu très bien emballé, très beaux travail seul bémol il coupe pas du tout . c'est peut-être un oubli ?

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Well received very well packaged, very nice work only downside it does not cut at all. maybe it's an oversight?

Date: 24th February, 2020

Gadeyne Michael France

Geart Company to do Business with

I purchased 1 x Jungle Panawal with frog and stand 1 x Gurkhe ( Bodygaurd) with stand, both are beautiful knives. Well made. To buy one from somewhere else would only result in you getting a cheap knock-off. Great communications, even thru their 5 day Holiday, they still took time to keep me updated on the status from start to Finnish (mailing). I think it took 4 days to reach me in Georgia. Would love to shake the hand of the maker.

Date: 24th November, 2019

Delmar Olson

Best !

This is a great camp knife ! I've owned large knives in the past . They're my personal preference . I have Parangs , Goloks as well as other indeginous blades but discovering the right Kukri was an eye opener for sure . If your a large camp "Knife" person this is the answer. You can't spend this money and do better anywhere. Would love to post a pic of the carnage this tool can do on wood , but every image I select the file is too large and won't allow it .

(ps. can u please send in email)

Date: 27th March, 2019

Chris in NY NY State

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