British Army Service (BAS) OAL: 15 1/5 in Handle: 5 in incl. bolster Blade: 10 1/5 in Weight: 20.2 oz Thickness, bolster: 3/8 in Karda: ok Chakmak: ok Sheath: Perfect. Double loops. Fits blade great. Kami: Ramkumar Kami mark: leaf, 3 Devnagari characters Scrollwork: Usual HI symmetry on both sides, plus two 5-pointed stars each at the mid-blade Cho: superb, symmetrical, as good as my Purnas and Kumars Edge: sharp, cuts paper straight off Tip: Could be pointier, but scary enough Build quality: Much more solid than expected…survived a drop from bed to tile with zero damage Blem marks: 1/2 in ding at handle base but seems already repaired, thanks Ramkumar!; minor tiny scratches on blade handle only visible under a lamp; whitish natural grain mark on handle spine Performance: Reduced a 2-foot 2" thick branch to 4 neat pieces in 60 secs (to be updated) Rate: 9/10 (tip not pointy enough, imho) Comment: If there ever was any doubt I would rate Ramkumar on par with any other. I was hard pressed to find fault. Grateful acknowledgements: A huge thank you to Auntie Yangdu for keeping this one for me, you're the best. Ramkumar, much gratitude, thanks for all your hard work. Thanks to Cul for sharing his 17 oz BAS on an earlier thread and turning me on to this one, I get why you rated it as the first choice when it came to a fighter!; Mr George Azar for showing me how handy it could be for yard work; Bookie for predicting it would be my new friend, jdk1 and stwm for reassurance. This one replaces my 16.5" CAK for camping trips in a heartbeat. A crappy cell phone photo: http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p407/amko1967/IMG_20181025_123709_zpsbwi0ahnk.jpg Tip: could be pointier? You decide: http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p407/amko1967/Mobile Uploads/IMG_20181025_140002_zpsiopmim3d.jpg In sum, if you're on the edge for a trusty hiking/camping companion, this might be it.