Recently, I won a Case cleaver on ebay with intentions of making something out of it. I picked it up for $13 shipped. I don't know how old it is, but it had some wear-and-tear and a good patina. After seeing all the threads about Tracker knives and Knatchets 'n' such, I decided to convert the cleaver into something along those lines. Here's what it looked like before the mayhem began: I first tried to cut it with a hacksaw, but the old Case XX just laughed at it. So I had to use my angle grinder with carbide wheel and then 80 grit overlapping flap wheel. This is the pattern and the rough cut: Here it is after the clean-up and convexing. The handle scales are wenge. Let me tell ya, this wood is HARD. I wore out two sanding belts shaping this stuff. This is the finished product. Well, mostly finished anyway. I may tweak and fiddle with a few things before I call 'er done. I want to seal the open grain with some super glue or something, and maybe add a little more contour to the handle, but we'll see. Specs: Blade length: 6-1/4 in. Overall length: 11-3/4 in. Blade height: 2-1/4 in. Thickness: 3/16 in. I gave it a quick test today after work. I only had a little light left so I couldn't do too much. I found a couple of pieces of unidentified wood - possibly alder but not sure. The log is about 7 inches thick. It was too thick to baton through, so I chopped at it for a couple minutes. I only went half way through to save time, but I was impressed at how well it actually chopped. It even went through a couple of knots with ease, and no chips or rolls on the edge. Since I couldn't baton through the log, I decided to split the baton instead. I swung the knife into one end of the wood and smacked the other end against the log. The knife aligned itself at an angle after a couple whacks, and then proceeded to stay like that until the wood was in two. The blade dulled a bit so it was no longer shaving sharp, but it still chopped perfectly. There were no chips, dings, rolls, or rough spots on the edge - it can easily be restored with just a strop. The cool thing about the little corner in the edge is that it doesn't dull with the outer edge when chopping or splitting, so I could still make shavings: After only a short review, I don't know how well it will hold up in the long run. I really like it and I will use it on my next camping trip to try different tasks. I still need to make a sheath for it this weekend. I'll post pics when it's done. I blame Mr. Black, OneLeggedJosh, and the rest of the "Tracker Pack", for making me want one of these knives. It ain't the original, only a reasonable facsimile, but I dig it for sure. Thanks guys!