Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm surprised that Busse Combat has never put out a machete type blade. (Or have they) Busse seems to be exclusively chopping oriented. I was taking a fig tree out of the yard a couple weeks ago and brought out the battle mistress and while it cut and chopped like a champ I found myself needing more reach and ended up using my latin machete (having to touch up the blade a couple times) on the lower stuff like the roots. (I didn't feel like squatting). I could have pulled out the AK but its feel is not what I'm accustomed to for that type work, for one the handle is long and the balance is not blade heavy enough. I've been wanting a Bark River Golok but even an 11 inch blade seems a little short and finding a Northwind is even more impossible. I put an order in for a Valiant Golok with 18 inch blade and while they say it's a workhorse the partial tang makes me a little nervous. So anyway, now that other exotic pieces like the AK and War Boar are out of the way any chance of a 15 to 20 recurve golok style blade in the nuclear future?