This 16 inch blade 5 chiras(5 Fullers) panawal angkhola kukri is similar to an Ang Khola but with 5 fullers. It is made in Angkhola village (eastern Nepal). This khukuri, however, has unique blade & handle, making the blade a little broader.
The Bow and Arrow symbol on the ricasso shows that this was made by Bashu Kami (The blade smith working under Ex Gurkha Khukuri House Nepal). I etched this blade to show the hamon line (harder metal shows up as bright, softer metal shows up as dark when an acid is applied to it).
The hardened area is consistent and runs from the tip to just before the cho, an ideal khukuri hamon. As a result of the acid etch though, I've taken this from it's original polish down to a 200 grit satin. I filed down the ring in the middle of the handle this is full tank blade. The blade is therefore visible all around the handle.
The handle has been joined strongly to the blade which we can also be seen at the sides. The handle of this khukuri is full tang. The blade is made of Highly Graded Carbon with balanced temper on the edge of the blade therefore its very strong.
This blade can be used to chop wood, bone cleaning bushes. Specification of 16 inch blade 5 chiras (5 Fullers) kukri: This is handcrafted kukri therefore please note that each one might have slight variations in measurement Blade Size and Type : 16 inch(40.64cm) and Unpolished blade, Handmade. Handle Size and Type : 6 inch (15.24cm) Rosewood full Tang Blocker handle. Material Used : Highly Graded Carbon Steel, Refine Water Buffalo Leather for Scabbard(outside) and Rosewood for the Handle, Pinewood for the Scabbard (inside), White metal and "Laha" (Nepali Traditional Glue).
Weight : 1150 grams 44.09 Oz. Origin: Ex Gurkha Khukuri House factory Angkhola Village in Eastern Nepal.