it was likely around 2005, similar timeframe to joining Bladeforums, when I really started getting into khukuris. Trailworks Inc. was started in 2003, before I got into the bike shop owning/operating business, and I always struggled finding a decent machete which is a critical tool for the kind of work I specialize in. having discovered Bladeforums, I found out about this brand, Becker, who produced this weird knife called the Machax. I got one and it made all the difference. I used the hell out of that knife until the blade snapped in half. There were some issues with the design that always bugged me, but that dropped edge convinced me of its efficacy. Not long after, I discovered Khukuri House, and started importing khukuris to sell through my online store, Bladeworks. after having broken a couple khukuris I got from them, I ordered this mack daddy which they kindly etched my company logo onto. I never could get super comfortable using it as it was a little heavy and the handle was very uncomfortable. But it never broke. As you can see, I made some modifications to the handle. The wood shrunk so much, though, that I gave up on this knife and discovered custom knives, where you could have pretty much anything you wanted, so long as you could afford it.