These are the specs. per Yangdu. Overall lenght 21.5'' Weight --43 oz Spine thickness --3/8'' Steel guard Chiruwa style horn handle with 3 pins and brass tube As most of you likely notice, I do not tend to post all that much. I prefer to read and learn, and maybe on the occasion that I might actually have something to offer, I post. The same seems to go for buying khukuris these days. With a collection of khuks that exceeds 30 to 40 pieces I find my tastes have refined and I have to have something really strike a cord to have me actually buy these days. This Dui Chirra is such a khuk. It actually called to me in a way that I just could not refuse. I was not let down when I opened the triangular box that arrived here at Yangdu's typical faster than light delivery service. First I want to thank Maniacal Pete for changing his mind on this one. It gave me a chance to get possibly the khuk of my dreams. This khukuri is just down right AWESOME!! Thank you for it Yangdu. I can tell you it is sharp. The first thing I did was cut myself polishing away a small black spot at the tip. I love to bond with my blades, and what better way than to wet the blade with my blood. Anyway I feel this khuk should become a standard. Although it is 43 oz. It does not seem that heavy. The balance is superb and with the multiple hand positions that the long handle offers, you can choke up to lighten the blades feel or hold towards the end and increase the chopping ability. I must say that Tirtha Kami is at the top of his game, looking at this khuk. The fullers are very well formed and the ring from my fingernail tap test is wounderful sounding in all the right areas. The guard is very solidly brazed to the blade, and the handle feels just right. There is some wonderful white grain to the handle that adds to it's beauty. The villager finish is great for this blade as it screams for me to take it out and use it. I may even attempt a nice patina. Can anyone tell that I am really impressed with this khukuri? If I could only get one khukuri this year, I am happy to have this one be it!:thumbup: I haven't been able to get any good pictures yet, as it has been rainy and snowy outside but I tried to take a few for this post. I can't wait to get this baby out and chop with it!! I willl get better pictures when there is good light. These were just quickies. Thanks for reading my ramblings.