Before his untimely passing our good friend and fellow forumite BigBore custom ordered this Ceremonial Sirupati. It's 40" overall length and 78 oz. I'll have to get back to you with the maker and the wood type. Made by Kumar and the handle is Bamboo Root. Here's the deal. Per Yangdu's instruction we're going to raffle it off. The cost of this blade was large! It cost 60 bucks just to ship it, had to come alone as it was too long to ship with other normal size knives. Math ain't my strong suit but I figure we need to sell 50 chances at 25 bucks each. This might take awhile but the reward will be huge. Here's how it will work (I hope). You'll create a post in this thread indicating how many chances you want to purchase. Then you'll send Yangdu the 25 bucks per chance directly to Yangdu. I'll create a ticket for each chance you purchase. If you use PayPal DO NOT use the word Raffle anywhere in your transaction. Apparently that's a bad thing they don't like. Just put Ceremonial knife or something. When we get to 50 tickets sold we'll make the draw and Yangdu will send the knife direct to the winner. I won a beautiful Katana when I first joined the forum. First thing I ever won in my life and HI has been lucky and kind to me ever since. I will buy chances as I can afford them to reach the 50 goal, but I will not accept the knife if I win. I will draw a second chance. If I buy tickets for friends etc, I will put their name on the chance. Fair Enough? Here's the only picture Yangdu sent me. It's better than I thought looking at it earlier. Any questions or concerns let me know and we'll address them. Lets try to keep this thread just for purchasing chances. I'll post a tally of chances sold from time to time. Thanks for playing.