I just met the mail carrier at the door with a nicely weighted brown box with the label that makes me get the shakes on it!! First impressions: WOW! The pics do NOT do the handle justice! The Scrollwork is beautiful and the buttcap is elegantly shaped. Even the bolster is scrolled!! Scabbard: AMAZING. Has a ridgeline running down the front that I really like!! Very well done! Now lets get to the blade: ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! No other way to say it. I am in love with this blade!! If I didn't know better I would honestly think the blade was NOT 5160. Its too light for its size. Seriously this blade only feels barely heavier than my Kobra Yvsa was right again--this baby feels ALIVE Weight= 1lb 15oz Length= 21.5 inches Width= 7/16 Thickness=1 7/8 Karda and Chakma= karda: is a beautiful khuk on its own, only without a cho! 7" long and perfectly shaped. Chakma:Same length. Perfect, and curved like karda and Chit. End of handle nicely carved in pattern of its daddy. Overall impressions: A work of art. Period. Bura is a master. Easily the best khuk I own. Interesting side note on the "feel" of this blade. There is something strange about this khuk. It feels, well, magical. It may sound stupid, but I don't know how else to descibe it. It floats in your hand like its made of wood, or aluminum, but not spring steel. My Kobra feels deadly. Alive but with killer instincts, wants to draw blood. The chitlangi feels peaceful and strangly aloof. Don't know what else to say. Got to go and worship it some more.