Hello just wanted everyone to know I just recieved my first Nepalese kukri from kukri house. It is a nice blade it does have a couple of cosmetic flaws but I am happy. I bought this one to be a beater/hard user anyway. I know they have other companies and I think I will try one of the others when I get my next one to hang over my fireplace. This one however is perdect fit for my back pack and just gives me a good feeling to handle it.