Hello Mick- I saw a picture of what I believe is a new model. About 6.5 inch OA with a wharncliffe style blade and the handle was cord wrapped but not in your usual style, it was a straight wrap, around and around. It almost appears that it could be a neck knife. Oh by the way it's pictured in the 10/2000 Japanese Knife. Can you tell us anything about it ? Thank you, Donald.