I believe Shavru mentioned that original Falcatas that have been dug up weighed around 36 ounces. HI Falcata are noticeably heavier, as most people who buy from HI buy with wood processing or brush clearing in mind and not martial arts or combat. I personally would love to see HI Falcatas that have a weight closer to that of historical Falcatas. I keep a V-42 Stiletto by my bed. I keep it there because I know that no matter how I grip it when I grab it off the nightstand I will be holding it correctly enough. My Thamar Yek Chirra is close by as well, just not where I will grab it instantly the moment I wake up.