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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

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  • Blade Size (in): 10
  • Handle Size (in): 5.5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • 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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Panawal Dotted (Supreme) Khukuri = Semi Chirra Blade + Full Flat Tang Riveted Handle. Farmer’s first choice kukri.

 “Panawal Dotted” was the first PANAWAL kukri done by Khukuri House in 1989-90. It is actually the source of all sorts of Panawal kukri knives found these days.


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 makes the knife more useful]


Reviving the Panawal handle: has an interesting story behind it.

Although the Panawal khukuri (with "Full 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 'handle' was on the verge of extinction in the later years after mid 20th century. It is only after the establishment of Khukuri House (KH) 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 khukuri's with Panawal Handles 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.



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


See the 'Panawal Dotted (Supreme)' Khukuri In action >> Intro & field test 

Reviews (11)

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Beautiful and Amazing craftsmanship

I received a Panawal spotted kukri with traditional sheath and I can honestly say I was not expecting its blade to be so beautiful! I absolutely love this blade and it came shaving sharp out of the box, and packaged so well that there was no chance of it getting damaged.

Date: 28th February, 2023

John Hickey Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Great Quality Knife

This knife arrived a few days earlier than expected and I was very impressed by everything I saw. I've been wanting to pick up a solid Khukuri for a while now and this is definitely it. I went for the micarta handle scales for the extra durability and I wasn't sure how the change in humidity would affect the rosewood overtime. I also picked up the Kydex sheath to go with it, the Khukuri fits in the sheath perfect with no wiggle and is still easy to draw out and get back in. The leather sheath has an awesome fit and finish to it as well and the karda and chakmak are pretty nice too, they also have micarta handles. I'm really looking forward to using this knife around camp and for survival purposes if needed. Rakchhu Dev Biswakarma did an outstanding job when he made my Khukuri and I rally appreciate the time and effort he put into it. I'm definitely going to be a return customer in the near future, Thank you and Namaste KHHI nepal!

Date: 12th December, 2022

Ken Ryer Denver, Colorado

Awesome product

Just happened to see some knives online and suddenly came with this amazing looking khukri I just couldn't leave without finding out about it, and waited so long to get this awesome quality blade made by the finest makers of khukris, thanks to KHHI.

Date: 5th February, 2022

Arcot Ameen Mumbai, India

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

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