Whelp, I've narrowed my coming kukri purchase to HI and to one of the three subject kukris (their 3 most popular, interestingly enogh.) I would appreciate any help I could get in making an informed final decision. First, my kukri is largely going to be a wall-hanger, and something to gaze upon. I might also wear it on day hikes once in a while in place of my large Bowie knife -- largely as a defensive tool. My first question, when the choice exists, is a bone or wood handle preferable? Which is most durable? Which is most traditional? Second how does the BAS differ from the 15" Ang Khola? The BAS seems to be about a half pound lighter -- #1.25 vs. #1.5? How does it impact the respective kukris? Finally how does the BAS and 15" AK really differ from the 16.5" WWII kukri? I really appreciate any help on this one. Thank you all.