This hatchet-like machete is ideal for limbing trees and cutting saplings with just one blow.
The birch handle is hefty with a 1.5-inch diameter butt end, it fits well in your hand. The blade extends a full 3-inches into the handle ensuring a solid assembly with two rivets. The blade is a full 1/4-inch thick on the back side which is what gives this tool most of its heft. It tapers down to a razor sharp edge which can be sharpened with water or oil stones by hand or on a wheel.