This is the heaviest of all standard ones. It is especially designed for heavy stressful work because of its good weight, thicker spine and has a special fitting of the blade to the hilt. It has a unique distinct handle where the metal of the blade (full flat tang) in the handle area is flat, not narrow and pointed as in other knives. The blade is therefore visible all around the handle. The handle is joined strongly to the blade with two metal rivets that can also be seen at the sides. The blade is also forged similar to Angkhola version and given extra weight at the top part. A layer is clearly visible which gives additional weight to the blade. The balance is such that though heavier, it is easier to work with. It is a farmer’s first choice kukri becasue its like an axe.
However this The Great Panawal is given a raw finish for very rough use. When working with a finished blade, the kukri is likely to get marks and scratches spoiling the looks of the Kukri so this is the exact finish a Nepali farmer would like in this kukri for his daily cutting and chopping. The unpolished blade will carry more tempering but rusting will be quicker so needs frequent care with machine oil.
Actual weight: 800 - 900 grams
Shipping weight: 1500 grams
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