Hi everyone. I've been lurking for awhile now, didn't feel that I really had anything to add, and found that most of my questions had already been answered. I have loved edged weaponry since I was a kid, and have worked my way through most types, and most of the manufactuers over the years. I thought that I had found the ideal knife, in the CS Khukuri, but then when researching khukuri history, I found HI. I've been debating getting an HI khukuri for about a year now, and had almost made up my mind, when I noticed the Everest Katana. What a dilemma. I let my wife decide, and she got me the Everest Katana for christmas. I received it about two and a half weeks ago, and couldn't believe the quality. I like the feel better than other much more expensive, traditional katanas which I have handled. So far It has functioned flawlessly in the test cutting which I have done. Now, I'm hooked. In a few more weeks, I'll be ordering the 18" AK to replace my CS khukuri. Anyway, now that I've bored everyone with my rambling, the question I have, has anyone tested the tarwar, and how did it perform? Thanks for any info.