Greetings Everyone, I'll start by saying that I'm new here, and I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this community. My main interests are tomahawks, machetes, and kukris. Out of the many HI models available, my favorite is the M43, for both the average length of 17" as well as the curvature of the blade, which closely resembles the Mk1 and Mk2 used by the Gurkhas during WW1 and WW2, which are my favorite style kukris, for use both in bush craft and survival scenarios. I was very disappointed when I saw M43 averaging 2.2 lbs, these no doubt are excellent choppers but wouldn't meet my needs. After more research I found that HI also made lightweight M43s and that Yangdu was an active member here at Bladeforums.com. I got in contact with her and after exchanging several emails, I'm now waiting on the next shipment of Lightweight M43 to arrive from Nepal. Needless to say I'm very excited!! Through my research I've seen Lightweight M43 at around 27 ounces, 17 inch length which along with curvature of the blade are more or less almost identical to the MK1 used in WW1. Now if I may, Do any of you fine gentlemen here, own or have seen a M43 weighting between 24-27 oz? The reason for my question is, that in anticipation of this shipment of M43 coming from Nepal, I would like to know if I can expect the possibility of obtaining an M43 closer to the weight of a WW2 MK2, 1 1/2 pounds. I appreciate any feed back, and thank you for the opportunity to be here.