So I just received my order from Yangdu, it came in yesterday but wasn't able to receive it at home so had to pick it up at the post office today(As always fast shipping from Yangdu). Made my order of a 18 inch 25 oz horn handle M43 with white metal fittings a little over two months ago and waited patiently but with great anticipation as an M43 around these specifications was my dream/grail knife/khukuri especially since I'm a bit smaller than the average guy/westerner(5'5"). Opened up the package to find a very beautiful M43 khukuri, though not exactly what I ordered, measuring in 18.5" and weighing in at a hefty 31 oz, this M43 is a beast of a knife, makes my CAK look puny by comparison. To Yangdu's credit she did enclose a note saying the Kami's made it 31 oz instead of 25 oz to let me know and also said it felt balanced in hand(understatement, it is very excellently balanced) and that if I had any problems to let her know. Sent her an E-mail letting her know that while it was a beautiful khukuri it wasn't what I had in mind and was a little disappointed in the end result. Asked her if the kami's could try again to make something a little closer to my specifications, not really interested in a refund, just something closer to what I ordered, don't even mind sending this one back to her. Other small caveats the butt cap seems to be more chitlangi style as it is very rounded in comparison to the seemingly flat ones I've seen before which may have added to the weight, and the horn handle has some very deep scars in it. Otherwise a very beautiful and fearsome khukuri, near perfection, just not what I ordered. I know that in the end Yangdu will make things right, I have never encountered better customer service nor better khukuri's before I came across Himalayan Imports. Just a bit sad knowing I'll have to wait again but I know it'll be worth the wait, beautiful works of art per Himalayn Imports are always worth the wait. Please excuse my rambling/venting, to make up for it I enclose some eye candy of the beautiful beast of a knife I received though sorry for the crappy quality pictures. Thank you all for listening.