Got my Kobra today. It was a replacement for the one I broke some time ago. Just wanted to say thanks to Uncle Bill, for offering to replace it. HI's customer service is the best I've ever seen. Now I just have to give it a name.
I looked at the one you broke and the kami had it too hard near the cho and also it was made from a file and the steel used to make these files is more brittle than a spring I've found.
I don't especially like the files to be used but they won't waste anything at BirGorkha and I think this is the first failure of a file stock khukuri so I guess I'll keep my mouth shut for awhile longer.
Blessings from the computer shack in Reno.