I custom ordered a machete by our friend with the wild Titanium blades @Mecha Specs are as follows. 12.75 inch blade. 4.75 inch handle. 2 inch max width. (Blade not guard) BT23 russian TI Alloy TI pommel and guard. This was specifically designed to fit in my backpack for mountain biking. It fits in the bag perfectly and leaves room for water bottles. We tried to keep the most power and efficiency possible with the short blade length. The squarish tip helps with that, and is sharpened. It came with a functional leather sheath. Tight fitting but pretty easy to remove the machete from. Works perfectly. The handle is BEAUTIFUL. And its extremely comfortable. So far in my limited use of it, it seems to mitigate shock very well. The fit and finish of the blade as a whole is fantastic. This is way more than just a "nice machete" its a beautiful peice of functional art. A tool that I have no doubt will last me the rest of my life. Performance. So far its held up great. First use was fun. Trimmed one of my favorite trails here in San Diego. The wood and scrub brush here are much harder than back east. But the machete worked quite well. The tougher branches needed a few extra whacks to get the job done. ------------------------------------------------------------ Second use. I decided to put my own edge on it. Used my diamond plates (all that I have on hand at the moment). Started with the 50/40 and then finished on the 20/14. I kept the edge pretty thin and shallow on the angle. Probably closer to knife geometry than machete geometry. Finished the edge on 3 compunds, black to break the burr, then white and green to finish. This alloy gets REALLY sharp after stropping. Really nice to sharpen too. I'm sure if I had standard abrasives it would have been just as easy to get screaming sharp. Shaves easily. The second use I decided to finish the bottom section of the trail I worked on previously. And a few over hangs on some other trails. The new edge performed awesome. Even with the thin geometry and blasting into harder woods, no damage . Very impressed. The new edge really kicked this machete into a spectacular performer for its size. This is limited due to only having a 12.75 inch blade. But I knew starting this project. To make up for that you just need extra speed. It really excells in smaller vegetation and grasses. And anything under 3/4 of an inch in diameter. I'm sure this won't be my last TI blade from him. I've definitely got the Titanium itch now!!! Love this thing! I will post more reviews as I continue testing and using this.