I remember loving this image the first time around! Congratulations on the DD!
Really like how you did the mark on her forehead. Not sure how a mark like that would work in real life, but something tells me it would involve a fair amount of blood and pain... A true mark of stamina and courage!
(great how you have worked a lot of the same motif in both her forehead and the blade of the knife. Possibly some sort of soul link between her and the blade?)
Once again, beautiful work. Nice to see it again!!