Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Two years ago I made a stupid zombie chopper in response to my buddy's insistence that I needed to give the show "The Walking Dead" a shot. I made a handful of them, with the first shown in this thread. It featured an intentionally crude 12" blade, and worked obscenely well. He was wrong, btw. The show sucks. Here it is two years later, and I promised myself to never make another. Then a really good guy asked about one, and I expressed my intention to never repeat the pattern, but then the idea of a slightly smaller version ate at me, and I had just enough of the original handle material, so here we are - the last Mattchettay. The blade is 9-1/2" long, .150" thick Crucible CPM-4v, and straight-razor sharp. The handle is cumaru, or Brazilian Teak, and everything about it - like the original - is meant to look crude, as apparently that's a prerequisite for stupid zombie choppers. Before sending it on it's way, I had a little fun with it in the woods. Well in excess of 50 beech saplings were culled, along with a couple feet of surplus 1-1/2" maple sap line getting chopped for good measure. You can snick 2" bites off the saplings all the way down with a quick flick of the wrist, like taking the heads off dandelions. Way too much fun. Made the dog nervous. For the record, beeches are considered a nuisance in the area I hike, and the resident forester has encouraged me to approach them with extreme prejudice. ...they're probably heaps more fun than zombies, anyway. Overall length is 15", and weighs in at 17-5/8 ounces. Kydex for this one: Thanks for looking, everyone!