|Blade material:||High carbon steel|
|Sheath material:||Khahare Peepal (a type of fig tree) wood and goat leather|
|Handle material:||Wood and Aluminium rivet|
This is a 10.5 inch Service Panawal Khukuri.
“Pana” means “tang” and “wal” means type. Thus the handle of this khukuri is of famous Panawal version where the handle pieces are glued with epoxy to the full flat tang and metal rivets are fitted together to strengthen the fixtures.
The strong handle makes the khukuri suitable for heavy duty works. The wider butt and iron bolster are made to withstand the heavy impact taken by the blade. This khukuri has strong razor sharp blade with a perfectly fitting & comfortable handle that that provides for easy & comfortable handling. We have given this khukuri extra geometrical shape to make it full tang.
This khukuri is mainly used by the Gurkha soldiers. During heavy training of Gurkha soldiers they carry this khukuri due to its little weight for defensive purposes. This can also be used in the jungles as well as in war. Other uses of this khukuri include chopping woods, fire woods, bone, meat etc.
Two small knives namely Karda & Chakmak are also provided along with the khukuri. Karda is the sharp small knife which is typically used for carving, digging holes, skinning animals, eating, preparing kindling, whittling wood, etc. Similarly, we have the Chakmak that is typically used for honing the blade and striking sparks for fire.
Karda and Chakmak produced by GGK are of highest quality as they are too made from leaf spring blade compared to others serving the very purpose.