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This is my second attempt at a macheax. Like the previous one, it's going to be used (hopefully heavily) by the client. 80CrV2 forged to shape with G10, cocobolo, and copper pins. 19.25" OAL, 5.5" handle, 3/16" thick blade.
Surprisingly light in the hand, but I think I'll try and fuller the next one.
I've been playing with 45 degree bevels on the handle scales, I rather like the result on a "meatier" blade. I should have moved the guard/flair down a bit, shortening the handle a tad. 

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For food use you want to avoid voids, and pits that can harbor bacteria. Then again, I have never heard of this style, or know of its use....

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My guess from the name is its a machete seax. Not sure about that though. 

Not bad looking, I especially like the straighter end on bush type blades.

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Yeah, macheax is machete seax. The fella that commissioned it wanted something meaty to get through brush and small trees. My previous macheax had too much of a broken-back seax look that would have put the tip at risk of breaking off

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I dig it!  The 45 degree bevels work pretty well on handles that are the right size.  I use 'em on my tactical tomahawk handles.

How long is the blade on it?

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