Panawal Special (McCoy)

Panawal Special (McCoy)

11 inch long semi-polished blade which will go through almost any objects with ease and maximum impact.

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USD 85.00

USD 34.8

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 11
  • Handle Size (in): 5.5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 665
  • Overall weight (gm): 830
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1200
  • Blade finishing: Semi Polished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Blade thickness (mm): 9
  • Handle finishing: Polish
  • Sheath: Black leather
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Chirra
  • Materials: leather , Wood
  • Features: Chirra or Fuller version, frog , fuller/layer in the blade, twin rivets full flat tang
  • Function: Heavy Duty, Hunting, Outdoor, Regular Work, Trekking
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Panawal Special (McCoy): CHIRRA blade + PANAWAL handle = 100% functional knife

Panawal Special is one of the variants of the famous Panawal family but crafted extra special. It comes with Chirra or Fuller in its blade forged for strength and style hence makes it special. The knife is especially designed or made for heavy duty work. This fact is well supported by its special craftsmanship of the blade (full layer) and handle (full tang) of the kukri. This 11” long semi-polished blade will go through almost any objects with ease and maximum impact. Titled as McCoy.

This kukri is basically the “World War” version widely used by the Gurkhas during world war days however with an improved finishing. Unlike its siblings, the blade is semi-polished and has a fuller or hump that runs across from the tip to notch area on the surface panel. It is made so to give more strength and durability to the width of the blade while in use. The curvature will give much needed support to the flat surface for heavy duty work as it helps to reduce tension that is generated when stroked hard against a target. It is also a display of true craftsmanship as it is the very hard to craft.

Panawal Tang Demo
The handle of this kukri is made like that of the famous “Panawal” version where the flat tang goes all the way through the handle, and rivets are fitted to strengthen the fixtures. The metal tang can also be clearly seen at the two sides of the handle. Indian Rosewood is used to give an overall matching look and sturdiness.

A different looking frog is introduced to give an interesting and appealing look where a brown leather thong is double crossed (XX) in the front face. A brown leather loop (lanyard hole) is also fixed on the tip of the scabbard just incase one needs to tie the khukuri around his thigh.

Traditional Karda (small knife) and Chakmak (sharpener) are discarded.

Size of Blade: 11 inches approx.
Materials: Buffalo leather scabbard, twin rivets full flat tang wooden handle, fuller/layer in the blade, special new frog 
Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal


Fun & Field testing video made by our happy customer 


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Beyond expectations!

Yesterday I received the three kukris I had ordered for my sons and me. It took three weeks to finish them, the shipment took two days from Nepal to Berlin. Two days!!! We had our names engraved together with a logo symbolizing our connection. The craftsmanship is outstanding. The knives are looking absolutely awesome and will surely last longer than a lifetime! Kiran, well done, thank you! Dieter Berlin Germany February 2022

Date: 3rd February, 2022

Dieter Schiller Berlin, Germany

custom McCoy 12 inch (à commander).. D1590

Hello Dear Mister Saroj Lama Tang.

Thank you for the extraordinary custom 12" kukri panawal special  MC Coy of Mister Mangaldhan !

Courage for Covid 19.....


custom McCoy 12 inch (a commander)

Date: 9th July, 2020

serge rcm

Bonjour et félicitations à l' équipe encore et encore.....pour la fabrication, l' emballage, l' expedition, le suivi, les aimables mots......Une merveille de travail fait à ma demande. Épaisseur lame 7 mm et 125 mm pour la poignée avec le trou de lanière. Il sera honoré et respecté en France en pensant aux valeureux Gurkhas.

Google translated:

Hello and congratulations to the team again and again ..... for the manufacturing, packaging, shipping, tracking, kind words ......
A marvel of work done at my request. Blade thickness 7 mm and 125 mm for the handle with the strap hole.
He will be honored and respected in France by thinking of the brave Gurkhas.


updated on 16 march 2020' 

Fabuleux et magnifique 13" dui chirre Khukri lame fine 6 mm de Mr. Rakchu Dev Biswokarma. Un grand travail de toute l' équipe et un grand Directeur toujours à l' écoute Mr Saroj Lama Tamang.

transated by google : 

Fabulous and magnificent 13 "dui chirre Khukri fine blade 6 mm from Mr. Rakchu Dev Biswokarma. A great work of the whole team and a great Director Mr. Saroj Lama Tamang always listening to.

Panawal McCoy khukuri review Panawal Special McCoy kukri customer review

Date: 17th December, 2019

serge campailla France

This is my first hand made khukukri that I own and I am glad to have chosen KHHI to be the one to make it. The craftsmanship and care that has gone through to make it is absolutely amazing. My thanks to your craftsman Santosh (Maker's mark "M"). I went for an unpolished blade and brass fixtures for the bolster, butt cap and keeper. The heft and balance is perfect and it feels comfortable to hold. Thank you KHHI for your input and patience in answering my questions promptly regarding the Panawal Special. Finally, thank you Saroj, for allowing us to visit KHHI where we were able to watch some of the kami's at work. The visit to your Primitive Making Section, even though you had not officially opened it, was very informative and we are glad to have had the opportunity to do so.

Date: 22nd October, 2019

Senthuran Malaysia

wanted to share my thoughts on your knives.


I read your article on 'Kamismith in danger' and wanted to share my thoughts on your knives. I have owned your Panawal Special (McCoy) for over 10 years and it continues to be my most prized possession. I still remember the day that I took it out of the packaging and marveled at its handcrafted beauty and the savage utility of such a blade. In those 10 years it has been my companion on many hiking trips from Alberta, Canada to Utah.

I have hand sharpened it as a double bit with the blade near the handle razor sharp and an more shallow axe blade on the rest of the knife. With this, I can cut a log, split it by batoning method and make shavings for a fire with a single tool. I can say with confidence that with my Kuhkri, a box of matches and a small pot I can comfortably survive in the woods.

I remember a few years ago, I worked with a co-worker who was a die hard knife enthusiast and outdoorsman. I told him about my Khukri and he was intrigued but was not aware of the true magnificence of it. Finally I brought it in to show him and he was literally speechless in the presence of this knife. The rest of the day, every time he walked by my desk he would just look at me and shake his head.

I wanted to share my story of my knife in hopes that it may be shared or used to promote the craftsmen that build these amazing tools. I have since bought a smaller Jungle Mini and convinced a friend to buy another model and also bought one for my Father in Law to use while hunting.I was disappointed in reading this article that these men are treated with low regard in Nepal society. In the US, craftsmen of this level would be lauded by the outdoor community in the same way that the other local custom knife makers, boot crafters etc are.

When I ordered my Knife I had Khukuri House engrave my name in the blade and I take pride in the fact it will be my companion for as long as I live and even after my final days it will always be known that it was I who wielded such a blade. 

Thomas Kutina

Date: 22nd April, 2019

​Thomas Kutina USA

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