I hope to be able to get the little project going soon on these. The idea is to measure as many ASTK's especially those from the same Kami's so we can compare the various spec's of them and see how well they both perform and are liked by their owners. The measurements would be OAL and Blade length, Length to the "break" or beginning of the downward sweep and the angle of the blade's curve. Of course this is just something I'd like to try, if I can get some folks to do some simple measurements, I am happy to do the compilation of the data. Otherwise I suppose I can just do mine and know I personally find it to be the best of my Khuks for use.
I believed Hung and me are more than willing to help you.
His is Sher made and mine is Murali's
Made a mistake here. Fierywind is my friend and as a habit i went on to reply to this thread without knowing that she's logged on to her BF account.
The thickness of these things is amazing... even the tang in the handle! As soon as finances allow, I will custom-order one in 16.5" OAL one with a 5/16" to 3/8" spine and a more pronounced tang taper. I think that might drop the weight down to 26-30oz if not more and make it lightning quick and more manageable. 41oz is just too much for me unless it has a two-handed grip with a 7" handle or more, but then I would rather go for an AK/CAK or GRS.