Hi everyone and hi Team Kailash, I used to be a member here a loooong time ago, but I thought it would be better to start off new. I have several questions on your various models, and I have already corresponded with Andrew, who has been courtesy itself in replying promptly and thoroughly. So first thing first: Kailash Blades has some of the best customer service I have ever seen, in any sector. Now my questions: I have come to the conclusion that the full tang is not as necessary for sheer toughness in well-made khukris as in other knives. If I am correct, I would like some comments on how different models compare to each other. Take for example, the Fort Williams MK-1 vs the Pensioner. Both have as their ideal length 13', but the Pensioner is lighter and its spine is thicker. Does that make it a worse workhorse or less durable? The difference in weight should be front-loaded, so the MK-1 should be a more powerful chopper and perhaps more difficult to handle than the Pensioner. Is that right? An Ek Chirra is also 13' and has a spine thickness and weight somewhere in between, but a larger blade. How does that affect its balance? How does a full tang affect its balance? And finally, we have the Panawal. The Kailash team states that it is the most durable of its traditional knives. However, a MK-1 has more weight and a spine as thick as a Panawal. I do get that the Panawal has thicker primary and secondary grinds, but would an MK-1 be less of a chopper? Or is it more difficult to wield? So help me out, please. I am torn between choices.