SCR, I also look forward to your new khuk's arrival with much anticipation. I'll be very happy if they can meet the weight. I'm also curious to see if the handle is the typical HI 6" or closer to the original 4.5" - 4.75". Bura made at least one 24 oz. M43 and I believe it is the same one used by a forumite to build trapper cabins and live in the wilds for an extended period. Please give us an update when it arrives. Thanks.