First of all, happy New Year to everyone! I wonder how one defines balance in a khukuri. It might refer to the distance of the center of mass from the bolster, but one has to keep in mind that a khukuri is supposed to be blade-heavy. Is it dependent on variables, such as e.g. "the heavier a khukuri the closer the center of gravity should be to the bolster"? Is it about the sweet spot, i.e. where the center of percussion lies? Depending on where you grip a khukuri, the center of percussion moves on the blade. It appears that the recurve increases this effect. In one of mine khukuris, the center of percussion almost moves from the point where the blade bends forward to the tip. Is this what a balanced khukuri is supposed to do? I found one text where somebody defined balance by slowly tipping forward an upright held khukuri. If the forward force felt in the wrist goes up by bumps instead of growing continually, a khukuri is said to be badly balanced. Is there a generally understood or accepted definition?