I've had this kukri for 12 years or so. It's a large one with a 13" blade, more or less. Yesterday, I ran it through my Work Sharp for maybe 7-8 passes on each side. It came out remarkably sharp, so sharp it can slice a tomato. Mine, like another on this forum, is marked with Nepalese letters, which I wish I knew the meaning of. It came to Atlanta Cutlery when they imported all those weapons from Nepal. A very impressive knife.