You will love the M-43. I like the grip much better on the M-43. It has a palm swell, and an enlarged pommel. I like the lines of the M-43 also. It is aesthetically pleasing with the arcing spine. I have a 28, 27, a 25 ,and the 22 oz. on its way.
15 inch 22 ounce M-43 by Kumar. Sadan wood handle. Leather sheath. $85.
IF I get this one, it will be my fourth M-43. Love those M-43s.
Just got the DD. This one will reside in my backpack.
Contact Yangdu. She will take care of it. These things rarely happen, but when they do, Yangdu will stand behind the sale. I hate that it happened, but it did. Get it fixed, and enjoy the best model HI makes.