I started out with a new 12" Machete. Image from KnifeCenter.com I sand blasted the parkerizing from the blade, and reground a convex edge, much higher than the original bevels, and brought the edge back to the handle, then reshaped the handle. I shaped and installed some OD Canvas Micarta handle scales, and attached them with brass rivets. The micarta was given a sandblasted and oiled finish, and the blade a scotchbrite finish. Here are the results.