I definitely understand the limitations that a saw back places on a machete, but in certain situations and in certain locations it can provide some major advantages. I've spent extensive time in South and Central America, Central Africa, The Philippines, Marianas Islands, SE Asia and other places and have used machetes throughout each of those regions. I think that there are times, such as Thailand and Myanmar during the dry season, that a saw would be advantageous. There's less light vegetation to chop through and you end up dealing with a lot of wrist thick trees for shelter building. A saw would be nice for these times and they're quieter than hacking away at hardwood with a machete, especially if you're in areas like The Golden Triangle, where you want to go unnoticed by the drug lords. Also if you're transitioning from highlands into rain or cloudforest or vice versa, sometimes a saw is more useful and sometimes a machete is. When I'm traveling by foot I try to go as light as possible and having the tools combined would save weight and space, valuable things when you're traveling with a heavy pack full of medical supplies for the Hilltribe People, and not a whole lot of personal gear. Having one custom made or modified might be a very good idea, that way I could have a flat area towards the tip for batonning. Maybe a thicker 'chete like an Ontario could have 8 or 10" of saw teeth filed into it. Anybody have other good suggestions for those who might be able to do something like this, and maybe heat treat the saw again, if that's necessary? Pict, I always enjoy your videos. You're truly a master of the jungle! I'm waiting on a Marbles 14" bolo machete that I'm going to try your mod on and I'll put 4-6" of scandi on it for finer work. I still think this is the most brilliant mod I've ever seen for a machete and one I plan on doing to every machete once I get good at doing it. Thanks for everyone's suggestions and keep 'em coming if you have any more!