A 1095 light chopper machete

This still needs a sheath. I think I will make a wooden one out of the same mesquite as the handle.

Full-tang 1095 high-carbon steel, 16″ overall length with 10.5″ edge. Just under 3/16″ at the thickest point of the spine, tapering to about 0.1″ at both ends for very lively balance and a quick flicking action in the chop. Mesquite handle scales, milled out of a log that I harvested locally, finished with olive oil and beeswax. Brass handle pins.

I would produce a similar tool for $200; adding a wooden or leather sheath would require another $50.