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Raw Panawal (Workhorse)

Raw Panawal (Workhorse)

Raw Panawal for raw power and performance. Raw and Real Kukri blade..

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USD 72.25 85.00

USD 38.28

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  • Blade Size (in): 10
  • Handle Size (in): 5
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 710
  • Overall weight (gm): 975
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1275
  • Blade finishing: RAW
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 5160
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: None
  • Blade thickness (mm): 10
  • Handle finishing: Polished
  • Sheath: Black leather
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Semi convex
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Chirra
  • Function: Heavy Duty, Hunting, Lethal, Military, Outdoor, Jungle warfare, Trekking
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Raw Panawal (Workhorse); Angkhola kukri ... handforged to perfection 

Raw Panawal Kukri is for raw power and performance. Raw and real Khukuri, heavy duty blade fixed with superior riveted handle and better leather scabbard with easier functioning frog are some of the main features of the Raw Panawal which makes it one of the giants of KHHI’s massive and mastered collection.

Unlike other khukuris of KHHI, Raw Panawal has a hardcore performing blade that skips the long machinery process required for finishing hence the blade is black; the main reason being the preservation of temper (hardness). Khukuri blades tend to lose (drop) some temper when going through the finishing (cleaning & shining) phase in a machine since the friction generates heat and extreme heat burns off some temper and hence may slightly weaken the blade. With the Raw Panawal the initial temper put in the blade while making stays intact all the way till the end and thus edge remains totally stronger and sharper. The rawness of the blade keeps 100% temper in place, which will indeed play a crucial role in doing long heavy duty job.


making of The Workhorse Khukuri with raw semi-fuller blade and full-tang panawal handle

Blade:: The Raw Panawal blade has a black (raw) blade having semi fuller or layer (hump) or ang (in Nepalese) running across the main (above) panel of the blade. It is made so 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 will give much needed support to the flat surface by evenly distributing the impact force created when striking into a target. It is also a display of true craftsmanship as it is complex to craft. In typical kukri term since the panel of the blade is grinded or opened from its plain surface and a hump (chirra) created it is also called Angkhola. ANG means panel and KHOLA means to open.

Handle:: The handle of this kukri is made like that of the famous “Panawals” version (the name also says) where the flat tang goes all the way through the handle, and twin 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. The only unusual part is that standard ridges of a regular handle are discarded to make holding easy, comfortable and pain-free.

Frog:: A completely new and more effective leather frog is introduced; the “KHHI Farus”. Unlike regular ones here the belt keeper (loop) is made at the back of the frog itself to make carriage very easy and efficient since it keeps/holds the khukuri close to the body. The Frog is fastened by a shoe lace or sometimes leather thong to strap its two end; this gives a complete new unique look.

Brass metal chape gives a brilliant look and safety as it protects the scabbard’s leather and also prevents from piercing into flesh.

Size of the Blade: 10 inches approx.
Materials: Special leather scabbard, full flat tang riveted Indian rosewood (no ridges) handle, Raw blade, KHHI farus 
Origin: KHHI Factory, Kathmandu. Nepal


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Wow! Beautifully made Kukris.

Wow! I am very happy indeed with my purchase and overall experience from the Kukri House. The time between ordering the kukris, them making them and then having them delivered (to the UK) was very quick. They emailed me pictures of the knives before shipping (attached) and kept me completely uptodate with the process. The kukris in the picture below don't really do them justice because when you hold them you realise just how chunky and substantial they really are. My Raw Panawal for example has a 9.5mm thick spine! lol. The kukris are beautifully made with lovely red indian rosewood handles. They're also really comfortable to hold and well balanced. They came lovingly coated in oil, were well wrapped up and then well packaged again in bubble wrap! Also came in a box for maximum protection for the journey. Honestly I am amazed that you can buy a kukri this solid and beautifully made, with a blade that thick at the spine, for the price! Thoroughly recommended! : )

Date: 4th April, 2023

Stefan Reckless

excellent customer service

Good morning! I am absolutely blown away by the exceptional quality of this blade and its sheath. I am staggered by its value. Your craftsmanship is only rivaled by your excellent customer service. Thank you so much! Is there anywhere in addition to Google you'd like me to leave you a review?

Date: 25th January, 2021

Melissa Cram NJ, United States


My friends the two blades we bought for my sons Christmas gifts this year got here on time early a matter of fact and I am extremely pleased at the work please pass my thanks to your craftsman that are amazing

Date: 24th December, 2020


Superb blade

I've taken some time before writing this review (don't normally write reviews) as I wanted to test this blade. Having read some discouraging comments about KHHI on the net I was a little apprehensive when I purchased this blade. I had nothing to fear, when i received the Khukuri I was very pleased with the quality and having tested this blade in the wild I am very impressed. Thanks to the Kami who made this for me. This will not be my last purchase from KHHI.

Date: 11th August, 2020

Kevin Kelly Nook Park ,England


The knife arrived a full week ahead of schedule and is absolutely beautiful . Well-crafted and sturdy - it looks every bit as good as pictured. My respect to the maker of this fine knife.

raw panawal workhorse kukri review

Date: 13th November, 2018

Christopher Traverse City, Michigan, US

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