Panawal Dotted (Supreme)

Panawal Dotted (Supreme)

A heavy-duty version forged to endure, to last the harshest treatment; the mother (source) of all Panawal versions..

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USD 80.00

USD 34.8

Panawal Dotted (Supreme) Khukuri = Semi Chirra Blade + Full Flat Tang Riveted Handle. Farmer’s first choice kukri.

the term "Panawal" explained...  see photos carefully 
Panawal in strict khukuri term means full-flat tang (riveted) handle. The khukuri blade comes with a one-piece full flat tang in which two handle scales are secured by glue (epoxy) and then riveted to strengthen the whole fixture. “Dotted” used for the name of the khukuri refers to the points or “Khil” in Nepalese made by rivets in the handle. Here a unique distinct handle is crafted where the end of the blade (tang) in the handle section is flat, not narrow and pointed as in other knives. The tang thoroughly follows the shape of the handle and is also visible on both sides of the handle. It is further secured by steel cap and bolster from the two ends of the handle. The Panawal handle is especially designed for heavy stressful work; to endure and to last the harshest treatment. “Panawal Dotted” is the mother (source) of all various Panawal versions crafted by KHHI nepal and many other local companies.

the BLADE...
Panawal Dotted khukuri has a different and special blade forged to withstand the rough and tough treatment. A semi-fuller layer or hump that runs across the main (above) panel of the blade is forged to give more strength and durability to the width of the blade while in use and also to cut down unnecessary weight of the blade. The curvature gives support to the flat surface by evenly distributing the impact force generated when striking against a target. It is also a display of true craftsmanship as it is very hard to craft. Since a Panawal Dotted is a heavy version the cut down in the weight makes the khukuri easier to use. The knife's balance is such that though heavier it is easier to work with. The thick full tang handle also gives good counter balance to the blade.

[IMP note on Sheath: the steel chape/tip is discarded and instead a lanyard loop is fitted in the tip. A string/cord can go through it to tie the sheath around thigh. This minimizes the wobbling even in full motion. This make the knife more useful]

 

Brief Historic Background of Panawal khukuris>>
British standard knife late 19th centuryHistorically 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. “Panawal Dotted” was the first PANAWAL kukri done by KHHI in 1989-90. It is actually the source of all sorts of Panawal kukri knives found these days.


Size of blade: 10 inch approx.
Materials: Water buffalo leather scabbard, twin riveted full flat tang rosewood handle, 2 x small knives 
Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal

 

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Specification

  • Actual Weight (gm): 675
  • Overall weight (gm): 950
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade finishing: Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: Dharan, Eastern Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: Karda Chakmak
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • 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: Chirra
  • Function: Heavy Duty, Indoor, Domestic use, Jungle warfare, Regular Work, Hunting
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Beautifully-finished sturdy kukri

The Panawal Dotted (Supreme) kukri that I received from KHHI is a work of art. It is sturdy in the hand, but not overly heavy. The fit and finish are excellent. The sheath has been made so that withdrawing and resheathing are effortless. I would recommend this kukri to anyone wanting a knife that is a little beefier than the army model but is still not unwieldy.

Date: 16th October, 2021

Phillip Russell Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA


My favorite chopper

This kukri is a masterpiece beautiful in design and very functional, a one tool option I didn’t believe in until I used a Kukri and now I’m a believer. If your thinking of purchasing this Kukri you won’t be disappointed it’s a Beauty and a beast !

Date: 11th October, 2021

Kyle schonasky W5702 county road B


Excellence is an understatement

I purchased this based on DONNIE B reccomdation and its AMAZING I am speechless it is my 1st purchase and not my last..everything about this dotted khukuri is perfect..balance ,appearance, sharpness, and blade symmetry and bevel..its a work of art..to the bladesmith...with marking as "0" my hat goes off to you sir..one fine blade very PROUD owner...thank you KHHI....youguys DELIVER an Amazing product...thank you...do not hesitate to buy this panwal dotted supreme...its an underrated product...????

Date: 31st August, 2021

Oscar Coventry, Rhode Island, USA


Still love mine

My wife had this made for me as a gift in 2011 still love this thing done a lot of yardwork, lot of wood chopping and I still carry it as a survival blade when I takeoff hunting I made the sheets and added a fire starter it’s perfect

Date: 24th July, 2021

Sidney Lawrence Meeker, Colorado, USA


kukri to last a lifetime

 There is a place for custom knives and kukris, but for me, I don't think that a design that has been perfected over many hundreds of years can be improved on. This is the second kukri that I have bought from KHHI and, like the first, it is a superbly crafted tool embodying all the history and tradition of the Nepalese people, and of the Gurkhas in particular. It would be a mistake to think that because it is called a Farmer's Kukri it is some heavy, clumsy tool! On the contrary, although heavy, it is beautifully balanced and expertly made. It is a kukri designed to be used and to be proud of. Correctly used and looked after, this is a kukri to last a lifetime. Many thanks to Rakchhu Dev Biswokarma (Kami X) for his excellent craftsmanship. He has done me proud and I shall treasure this kukri that he has spent so much time making for me.

Date: 17th May, 2021

Mr Richard Targett-Adams Lincolnshire, United Kingdom


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