my 15" 16-18 oz. sirupate is amazing! I can split logs with it, it shaves bark pretty good. its a very nimble blade too. I can swing it and change direction with it very fast. It makes a great self-defense blade. Awesome for bush craft. The karda with it is nice too. I take my siru whenever i am in the wilderness. It is the perfect size to carry while packing out 30 miles. I used it for a week straight in the bush and it held its razor edge with a few sweeps of the chakmak or whatever its called. I really want a kydex sheath for it to.