Originally Posted by Scratchammo
2.75 pounds!? That's nearly a sacrificial! I'd probably have to tinker with a few first to decide on a spec.
Benning and I discussed the intended use and we went heavy with a couple of thoughts in mind.
Regardless of what Walking Dead would have you believe, the human head is one of the hardest bones in the human body. If you can't crack it, or penetrate it with your primary bladed weapon, what use is it carrying it around?
The second is a thin, quick, slicing blade like a rapier or a fillet knife isn't going to give you a wound channel that could cause massive bleed out and when it hits bone, it's neutralized. With a heavy, massive blade, when it hits, it creates a crater down to the bone and sinew, ligaments and hoses like arteries and veins will be gushing blood.
Now, I'm not a small guy. I am over 6 foot and over 240 lbs. Benning is a bit smaller, but he is also more of a heavy lifter given his chosen profession. A machete, with it's thin blade, wobbly, ineffective cutting against serious matter, just isn't going to do you any good in a real fight against a vicious animal or a human.
Our Kukri's were designed on the need to penetrate and leave a massive wound channel. The full tang and spine are roughly 3/8" of an inch thick from tip to base of the handle. Once this thing gets going, it is a juggernaut and it will definitely cause massive trauma that will require immediate medical attention that could include a chipped or even broken bone.
It's a one handed weapon that with training, can be used to deliver a killing blow. Something that can not be done with a thin, light blade like a chef's knife, a fishing knife or a 6" tanto from company X
When you see some more of the tests I have done, the effectiveness of the blade versus various materials, you are going to be contacting Kuhkri House and spec'ing out your own version.
People who have been here for a while know my reviews, they know I put stuff through real world tests and I report what we find out. I also don't buy cheap and in-effective crap or gimmicks. This blade is the real deal. It's heavy, but I can guarantee you, it will cause more damage than you can possible imagine.