Give your knife maker one of these ugly worthless things,
and you tell him to make you a big honking camp knife that you can actually use. I said I want it rustic and to leave the USMC stamp on it.
11"x1/4+" blade (16" total) with a wicked sharp edge. Never though a knife this size would sharpen this nice considering the angle of the grind!
I asked him not to polish all the way and leave some "character" on the blade. The USMC stamp had to stay.
He threw in the filework on the spine :mrgreen:
Oh and before someone starts on the "piece of history" stuff, there are five gadzillion copies of these out there and they are NOT that much money without a sheath or very collectible for that matter. It was worth more as a nice piece of 1/4"+ forged steel to me than as a REALLY dull cheaply made military machete. I'm glad to have a knifemaker that will go along with any project I ask him to takeon...