I've been looking for a machete to keep in my back floorboard, and found a great one today. I spend a good bit of time in the woods hiking, camping and taking my old 2wd 4Runner places it should not go (that thing utterly amazes me offroad). A machete can come in real handy while doing those things. Plus, it makes a fearsome weapon. Might come in handy if ammo runs out or defense needs to be accomplished quietly. I am not easily impressed by the vast majority of edged weapons, but this thing is really nice. http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Gardening-and-Yard-Care/Machetes-and-Billhooks/Machete-22 Plusses: 1) Proper heft for a swinging tool. Excellent balance. 2) Comes with a great edge. Most edged tools need sharpening right out of the package (except for Spyderco and Mora knives, which don't). Neither does this one. 3) No saw on the back. I despise those, since they are generally worthless as a saw, and they destroy sheaths. 4) Price. $15.98 at the evil orange empire. 5) Very comfortable and functional handle. 6) Holes in blade and handle for hanging it on a wall and adding a cord loop to the handle. Minuses: 1) No sheath. I ended up making one. PITA to do, but I like making stuff in my workshop. This is the first machete I have ever bought that I am really pleased with.