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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 65.45 77.00

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  • Blade Size (in): 10
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • 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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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


British standard knife late 19th centuryBrief Historic Background of Panawal khukuris

Historically speaking, surprisingly, Panawal handle was not in use in and around the Gorkha era (say until the mid-19th century since we knew kukri). After the Gorkha-British friendship it must be the British influence or ideology or even demand to switch gear from regular tang to full flat tang by the makers. It was only in early 20th century making of the Panawal handle kukris actually started. Large number of army and personal kukris' production with the handle started from early 1900’s.

In recent History, Panawal kukri production went to almost nil in the mid-1950’s. It was later in 1990 Til Bahadur Bishwakarma (TB BK) realizing the importance of the Panawal kukri started its production for KHHI (KH then). This was well accepted by the market and soon its production and varieties were seen just about anywhere.

Reviews (12)

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Individuell gestaltet

For a long time I have wanted to buy a Khukuri. However, I was always a bit unsure about the internet offers as to whether they were quality blades or whether so-called tourist knives were being sold. After some research I found the Kukri house in Katmandu (Nepal). The Internet pages were very detailed and informative, so that there was hardly a question that remained unanswered. An inquiry was answered immediately and so I ordered an individually designed and forged Khukuri. The order processing was exemplary, questions were answered immediately and the excitement grew. When the shipment came, I was speechless: excellent packaging and a blade with a sheath of excellent quality My greatest respect to the entire KHHI team. One can only admire the master smiths under which conditions they produce this quality. It was certainly not the last knife that I ordered from the KHHI. Best regards and Namaste Juergen

Date: 10th February, 2023

Juergen Wickenhoefer

Great knife

I just received my knife today and have already put it to work. Craftsmanship is great, performance is amazing. The entire process of dealing with KHHI has been a pleasure. Thank you, and a special thanks to Mr. Biswakarma who made my knife. It is an honor to have this knife, and it will be passed down to my son one day. Thank you to the whole team there. Thank you

Date: 11th July, 2022

Ken Thomas

2 knives received

Gentleman my daughter And I just received our jungle panawal 10 inch blades. I am impressed with the quality of both knives. Thank you very much for putting in the time to craft these products at a reasonable price. My daughter and I are both military veterans and we appreciate quality working blades not display knives , and these knives are beautiful and well balanced. Thank you very much!!

Daniel Lombardi And Danielle Lombardi


Date: 28th June, 2022

Daniel Lombardi VANCOUVER, United States

Beautiful piece of workmanship for an amazing price.

I just received my Jungle Panawal, took just about three weeks from ordering to arrival at my home in Canada. I opted for the brass hardware, and decorated sheath with strap. The packaging was very thorough and carefully done, with plenty of preservative on the metal, and it also came with documentation, warranty, certificates, and information on the craftsman who created this piece. The workmanship is most impressive, especialy for a working blade at this price point. I spent a few minutes with some metal polish and a micro fiber cloth and managed to get a gleaming finish on the blade, suitable for wall mounting or display. The standard sheath is very well constucted and sturdy, and should make for an excellent EDC in the bush up North where I spend my summers. I congratulate The Kukri House for producing such a fine knife and sheath at such a reasonable price. I have also ordered a McCurdy, which I am looking forward to seeing soon. -Stu

jungle panawal khukuri

Date: 21st June, 2022

Stuart Cork Homosassa, Citrus County, Florida, United States

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

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