Machai - A fitting name for this large chopping tool. In Greek mythology, the Machai were the daemons (spirits) of battle and combat. The heavy weight and re-curved profile of this flat ground blade make for a great chopper. The Machai's full tang and handle provide for a forward balance in the users hand. The ergonomic and textured canvas Micarta handle provides for a comfortable confident grip when wet or dry. Made by the fine people at KA-BAR Knives; in Olean, NY, USA.