I have a very special knife I am going to offer for sale soon, so I thought I would give you all a "Heads Up" and tell you the story behind this knife. Uncle Bill and I got this knife 16 years ago as a gift from HI customer and good friend. When my father first visited the United States, he saw my knife and immediately liked it. He and I used it for chopping meat and plants in the garden just about every day. I still use this Khukuri knife just about every day around my garden and kitchen. I really enjoyed watching my father using this knife. He seemed to find a reason to use it every day. He used it to make new wooden handles for our HI Khurkuris. This Khurkuri looks like a military issue version and that was what attracted him to my old knife. My father was a rifleman in the Indian Army when he was a young man and my knife reminded him of his days of military service. He had to leave his army service early to come home from India to help his parents. He liked military service and was on track to reach a higher position, perhaps a commander. As much as both of us have used this knife over 16 years, it has no damage on the handle or the edge. It is strong, perfectly balanced and definitely functional. Now that my Dad is getting older and I don't know how many years he has left, I have decided to make a replica of our favorite knife at our shop and and call it "Ajambari Khurkuri." That name means "Forever Never Dies" and is suitable for the new knife I am asking my Kamis to make. Once the replica is made, I will have a raffle on the blade forum for that first Khurkuri knife. When the Kamis make the knives, I will offer them for sale on the forum. I won't take orders until I have the shipment in my hands. Stay tuned!