GGK 10.5" Panawal Gripper Khukuri / Kukri Knife Sadan Wood w/ Copper Rivet Handles and Sheath

GGK 10.5" Panawal Gripper Khukuri / Kukri Knife Sadan Wood w/ Copper Rivet Handles and Sheath
Great Gurkha Khukuri (GGK) was founded in 1992 A.D by Purna Darnal. The founder has been in this profession from his early childhood playing with the tools his father worked with. This profession has been passed on to us by his forefathers and we are continuing the same profession till date.

Our founder’s passion for producing high quality handmade blades has been driving him in this field with the sole purpose of making the finest handmade kukris (Khukuri in Nepali) up- keeping tradition alive. He has gone through many hardships and has traveled to different rural villages to acquire more & more information about kukris, their design & manufacturing. In these almost 30 years he has many acquaintances at home and abroad receiving great suggestions and advice for the blades.

We are very indebted for the love well-wishers have poured upon and for the techniques they have lent. Also we have been receiving many antique samples for reproduction from customers abroad as they have a firm belief upon that “Purna is the master for keeping the traditional blend alive”.

After setting the showroom at Hanumandhoka at early 2000 we now have a forge near the showroom where upto 10 people including blacksmiths & scabbard makers work at a time. The kukris that we have designed are famous till date. Tri-Chandra, Black Panawal, Gripper Handle, Afgani Kukri etc. are all GGK old designs. However with the changing time we have been reproducing old kukris in modern form with the old detail and design of the blade intact. Modern sirupate, Hancy killer, Yalambar, Vuke, Butcher knife etc are our new designs loved by many kukri passionates.

We love to impart the knowledge gained in due course of time with people from different parts of the world who can access our kukris & knives via website. Then they can get sufficient knowledge on any particular kukri and place their order. Customers have multiple choices as we have diverse blade portfolios. The price is very reasonable with assured lifetime guarantee on our blades with replacement warranty.

With our dedicated team of professionals, we assign jobs to the workers according to their knowledge and expertise. Some work on forging, some on making handles, some work on sharpness and finally finishing touch is done under the close supervision of our master bladesmith Mr. Purna Darnal himself. Until and unless the founder gets satisfied with the final produce he doesn’t put it for sale.

A very strong team of ours that our founder has been leading since the last 30 years is fully dedicated to making the best kukris & knives to satisfy our customers. Our team believes in hard work and designing & forging the best knives to present to this world. You can have a firm belief on GGK to make the best kukris there are.

This is a 10.5 inch Panawal Gripper Khukuri. "Pana" means "tang " and "wal" means type. Thus the handle of this khukuri is a 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. Both the pommel and bolster are made from thick iron plate to withstand the heavy impact taken by the blade.

Gurkhas especially carry service khukuri with them but at the time of war they carry a razor sharp khukuri too which is the Panawal Khukuri.

Karda & Chakmak are also part of this khukuri. Karda is the sharp small knife which can be used to cut small woods, dig holes, skinning out animals. Similarly, we have Chakmak that can be used for honing  the blade and producing 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.


  • Name: 10.50" Panawal Gripper Khukuri / Kukri
  • Overall Length: 15.50"
  • Blade Length: 10.50"
  • Blade Steel: High Carbon steel
  • Upper Spine Thickness: 0.35"
  • Handle Material: Sadan Wood w/ Copper Rivet
  • Handle Length: 5.00"
  • Sheath: Khahare Peepal (a type of fig tree) wood and raw goat leather
  • Weight: 22.92 ounces without sheath; 26.8 ounces with sheath
  • Country of Origin: Nepal