Issued to soldiers fighting in the Pacific Theater during WWII, and a standard issue tool to the Army thru Operation Desert Storm, the Woodman's Pal is still the same dependable tool it was seven decades ago. Recently it's been updated to include modern improvements to the blade, handle, and leather sheath while keeping the tool to traditional Mil-Spec. This combination axe and machete replaces several tools at once, with an ideal balance that lets the 1/8" thick high-carbon laser cut blade feel natural as you swing and strike. It measures 17 inches long overall, with an Amish ash wooden handle, hand guard, an 8-inch concave edge, and a 2-inch hook. Going a step beyond just "Made In USA", the Woodman's Pal has been 100% Made in Pennsylvania since 1941 and is backed by a lifetime guarantee. Included with the machete itself is the leather sheath, Lansky sharpening stone, and an authentic copy of the original 1941 owner's manual.