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18" Panchthar Chitlangi

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Wolf_1989, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    I got this on last friday's Deal 0f The Day for a friend of mine who tried out some of my khukuris a few weeks ago and just like me, fell in love with the Chitlangi.

    Exact measurements are:

    18.5" overall length
    12.25" blade length

    I called him on his cell phone when I got it out of the box and by the time he got off work a few hours later I had applied one of my notorious surgical hand convexed edges on it.

    So, when he arrived we did some cutting and chopping with our new khukuris.

    One thing I can say about the 18.5" Panchthar is this:

    In my opinion, this is the katana of khukuris!

    It is incredibly fast and agile as a cat. The cutting power is phenomenal and equal to my larger khukuris in some ways.

    VERY sharp point with excellent penetrating power.

    The panchthar chitlangi would be my #1 pick as a pure self-defense fighting khukuri. I bet this thing would be downright vicious in a street fight.

    Sharks beware: if I see a Panchthar Chitlangi of 20" or so, I'm pouncing on it on sight!

    This one has a small crack on the back of the saatisal handle, but after an hour of chopping and cutting, it didn't become any larger. I think it's just a surface crack and advised him to put some superglue or epoxy in it and/or polyurethane the handle as a preventative measure.

    But needless to say though, he loves it and plans buying more. Soon another shark will be in our waters. Look out.

    Here it is, beautiful work by kami Santosh:

  2. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Great review and picture, thank you
  3. ferguson


    Feb 21, 2001
    I love a Chitlangi!
  4. wildmike


    Nov 17, 2007
    I have one of those as well. Only mine isn't a Santosh blade I think it was made by Sher, at least it is the mark he used. I find it to have a totaly different feel than my M-43's. It would truly prove devastating in conflict, but I think that I would prefer my Bura made M-43 over the Chit. Good blades both
  5. TWBryan


    Jun 11, 2006
    Been holding out for a sirupate,or an M43,but those do look great.
  6. new


    Mar 30, 2008
    the wideness of that primary bevel makes the blade look like you could sharpen it up to scalpel sharpness...
  7. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007

    And very easily too.
  8. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    Here's all the chitlangis I've bought from HI:


    26" Chitlangi - saatisal - kami Bura
    23.75" Wolf's Battle Chitlangi - saatisal- kami Santosh
    21.5" Chitlangi - horn - kami Sher
    18.5" Panchthar Chitlangi - saatisal - kami Santosh
    15.5" Chitlangi - horn - kami Santosh

    This should give everyone an idea of scale.
  9. sams


    Apr 21, 2001
    I love the "bell" shaped butt on that khukri! It compliments the blade very nicely.
    I think it is a winner for sure.
  10. new


    Mar 30, 2008
    i love that middle one by sher......boy, do i miss his work.....he made some great blades.....great thick blades......
  11. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    My Chitlangi by kami Sher is still my favorite.

    Not just my favorite khukuri, but my favorite blade of any I own.

    There's something special about it.
  12. new


    Mar 30, 2008
    i can see why....absolutely beautiful blade....

    is it thicker than the rest???
  13. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    No. It's the same thickness as the 26" by Bura: 7/16" at the bolsters.

    The Battle Chitlangi by Santosh is the thickest. The blade is exactly 0.5" at the bolster.
  14. desertangel7


    Jun 12, 2008
    Hi guys, this is my first khukuri. Wolf originally bout one 20 years or so ago. It was a cheaper mass produced blade, and i didn't really care for it. After trying a few of his HI blades I was very impressed. The even seem to teach you to use them properly! I will say after several days of use around the farm and campsite, I have found this to be very fast and efficient tool/weapon. Just this morning I got my first kill a full grown groundhog. It split the body down the spine and buried itself into the dirt! I am fully happy with its usefulness around the campsite as well, it maintains a very keen edge even after heavy use. In conclusion this will be my first of many khukuris from HI!:)
  15. Wolf_1989


    Mar 30, 2007
    :eek: That poor 'chuck.
  16. ShamrockWill


    Jul 7, 2011
    What's the difference between a Panchthar and a regular Chitlangi?
  17. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    I think it's a single fuller instead of a double fuller.
  18. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your khukuri. If it's the one in the first post it is a splendid design, and not very common.

    Yes, they do teach. Listen carefully, for they also discipline if you don't.

    Hope you'll share your groundhog recipe.

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