i went thru all this to see if anyone had mentioned the hauswehr, new model based on a german original, one on special offer today in auntie's special offer. hauswehr is 'house war' and was designed specifically for use inside the house for defense when the baddies came. not a khuk, but i like the guard. while not the 1st, i'll add my vote. failing that an m43... the nepali bowie range is also something to consider: i don't have an HI one but there are a couple of HI models similar to this original: living in a country that only allows criminals and the govt. to own firearms, a sharp pointy thing is the best thing available to me, even tho i'd get arrested for violating a perps civil rights if i used one. i have a small assortment to choose from most within easy reach of the bedside, or at least on the way out of the bedroom.