Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm probably going to get something, but I'm not sure what it will be. I am leaning toward getting a 17 inch True Grass Machete (TGM) in the NITRO-V version of AEB-L stainless, but I might also want a Fell Beast Machete (FBM) eventually too, especially if it gets made in NITRO-V, after it is tested and determined to be close enough to matching the performance of 52100. I'm pleased to see the Bush Waki Project is going to be CPM 3V. I'm guessing after that project is completed, maybe we will see the FBM and TGM in CPM-3V too. Due to the high cost of CPM 3V blades, I'm not sure I will be a buyer of a CPM 3V blade or not. It depends on the performance and value for the money. $350 is a lot of money, but it might be worth it for a blade that can replace a bunch of others that have less capability. A good value for the money is my #1 criteria, but that doesn't necessarily predict what I will buy, since my definition of a good value might be different for each blade. For example, machetes are normally considered disposable, so if a CPM 3V machete costs a few times more than a cheaper machete, I might be able to justify the cost if it means I won't need to replace it due to wear, breakage, or corrosion. Bonus points if it might end up as a family heirloom kind of thing. There aren't many choices available for premium quality machetes, especially ones that are good enough and cheap enough to be truly worth their premium prices. I might buy something primarily to support the continued development of them.