8 Inch Panawal Rough Kukri
The handle is unique compared to other khukuri, the metal of the blade in the handle area is flat(full tank) and can be seen all around the handle. Rosewood or buffalo horn are joined strongly from both sides with two rivets which makes it stronger than the other khukuri (kukri). This is the One of the Best working Kukri. This Panawal Raw kukri(khukuri )has been using by villager and hill side people of Nepal for years. The blade comes two pockets on the back of the scabbard which hold a blunt steel called "chakmak" for sharpening the blade or for striking spark from flint and a little knife known as "karda" used for skinning,cutting paper and opening later. The notch (kaura or kaudi) in the blade near the hilt of most khukuris serves as conduit for the blood on the blade to drip out, thus preventing it from soiling the hilt, as well as a device for catching and neutralizing and enemy blade.The handle is more practical, more beautiful.
|Material Used||Highly Graded Carbon Steel (car & jeep leaf spring, 5160)for blade. Water buffalo Leather for the Scabbard(outside), Rosewood for the handle, Pinewood for Scabbard (inside) White metal and “Laha” (Nepali Traditional Glue).|
|Blade Size and Type||8 inch (20cm) and Unpolished blade.|
|Handle Size and Type||4 inch (10cm) and Full Tang blade.|
|Hardness of steel||spine= 22-25 RC, belly= 45-46 RC, edge= 58-60 RC.|