I have had this for a decade or two. Bottom of the picture with a Cold Steel Kukri Magnum Machete for size comparison above. Picked it up at an estate sale of a former Ambassador from the Kennedy era. There was a mid sized round shield (w/center spike) being displayed with it, but I didn't buy that. I figured they were novelty tourist items, but when I had a chance to bid on the blade I took it. $20. [Woulda dropped out at $40, but no one else bid.] I had ignored it for years, but pressed it into service as an emergency machete a few years ago. My opinion of it has gone up enormously. I am no longer sure that it was the maker who dipped it in chrome. This seems to be a very good steel under that reflection. The edge stays sharp even when chopping firewood. It easily slices hams too. The handle seems to be on solidly. It is single edged with a very slight curve to the blade. The blade is about .20 thick at the spine. I have been unable to find any marks or stamps on the blade.