Well, I'd been wanting to get one for a long time (think 15 years or so...) and the Assault Machete thread prompted me to do so. I looked over the Himalayan-Imports website and though they are beautiful and no doub of better quality than this one, I just couldn't justify the $100+ cost of most of those listed. Anyway, I bought what was listed as a 'Balance Khukuri' from seller asianartifacts888. This is a shorter example and the blade just over 9" long but is still impressively hefty. Final price was $25.01 plus $6.85 shipping. I must say that this is a very impressive piece. Came with a very decent edge and one minute with a diamond steel and it was scary sharp. The mini skinner was outrageously sharp out of the sheath. I haven't had the chance or need to do any serious work with it, but I have very little doubt that it would radically outchop either the Light or Bolo Machete from Cold Steel. I was also bidding on the 'Sirupate Khukuri' from the same seller but was outbid and was away from home and auction's end but I will be on the lookout for other knives from this seller. I was somewhat uncomfortable buying from eBay but a seller tipped me onto a few things to look for... Anyway, needless to say that all of the positive comments on the Kukri knives are right on the money. I can only imagine what the full size knives would be capable of.