This kukri is the combination of two very famous and traditional kukris, the Gajuwal and the Panawal, thus the name “Ganjuwal Panawal”. It is well known for its beauty and durability. The scabbard is given a much better look in a traditional flavor and the handle made stronger with the establishment of full flat tang twin rivets fixture to hold the blade firmly. These special features of the kukri make this knife a ideal masterpiece for show and work.
The scabbard of the Mini Ganjuwal Panawal is where all the time, effort and money is invested. The making or preparation of this special kind of buffalo leather is a painstaking job that needs hard work and patience. It goes through a number of stages and requires numerous materials and supplies to complete the process, which, thus may not be possible to mention all. Therefore briefly speaking, the buffalo hide is submersed in water mixed with salt and lime for almost a month and regularly rubbed by feet to soften the leather. Adding various natural herbs from roots of plants and barks of selected trees is also one of the steps in the process done to prolong the life span of the leather and to avoid decaying. Then the prepared leather is again continuously rubbed, twisted and folded for hours with “Tori ko Pina” (paste of mustard plant achieved after grinding) while making the scabbard to get the natural embossed pattern in the leather. The excessive rubbing of the leather results into tiny beads like mold all over the surface, which makes the scabbard distinctive, attractive, durable and decay free. Traditional pattern and linings are overlaid in the scabbard to beautify its look. This simple yet attractive adornment of the Ganjuwal have been its trademark that distinguishes and recognizes the kukri from the rest. A number of accompanying tools along with the basics (Karda and Chakmak) also makes the kukri so different and special. Karda and Chakmak are made with special care and attention. A screwdriver, ear cleaner, tweezers and needle complete the utility set of the khukuri. A small leather pouch is also secured at the back of the scabbard’s throat to store small but important objects like flint powder, traditional medicine dust etc. An extra empty hole or bag is also fitted, just incase an extra tool is needed.
Mini Ganjuwal Panawal comes with the famous and well-built Panawal type handle and hence is named so. The handle is special and strong thus a very functional kukri knife that would tolerate the harshest opponents and treatment. The flat tang of the blade 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. Further, epoxy is used to secure both handle plates tightly; as a part of reinforcement procedure. Buffalo horn is used for the handle to give a matching and appealing look to the khukuri. The steel butt cap of the kukri is peened over by three keepers unlike other khukuris.
The blade is basic and simple. Highly polished for better and appealing look.
Size of blade: 8 inch
Materials: Water buffalo special leather scabbard, water buffalo twin rivets horn/ rosewood handle, 6 x small tools, 1 x storing pouch, traditional designs on scabbard
Origin: Ganjuwal and Dharan, Eastern Nepal
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