The Baryonyx, meaning "heavy claw", is a hefty machete-like tool designed with North American temperate zones especially in mind. In the rugged and variegated Maine woods you never know if you'll have to clear a path through a raspberry thicket or take down an oak tree, and this chopper was designed to handle everything in between!
Every aspect of the design has been given careful attention:
~The broad blade (4.6" at its widest point!) concentrates mass directly behind the cutting edge to generate massive, axe-like chopping power--making quick work of even the heaviest targets!
~The back hook holds light, flexible materials against the cutting edge, cutting like a scythe through grasses and brambles.
~When held with the hook forward, the weight of the blade is trailing behind the swing, helping to generate the velocity needed for effective cutting of light targets!
~The point of the hook may be used as a pick for chipping ice or loosening soil!
~The "V" between the two edges may be used as an extension of the arm to push brush out of your way!
~The un-edged spine of the point provides a striking surface for batoning the Baryonyx to split wood, and doubles as a handhold for use as a draw knife!
~All un-edged parts of the blade are rounded for comfort in a variety of grips!
~The long handle allows for a two-handed grip for when increased chopping power is needed, and is symmetrical so that either edge may be held facing forward depending on the needs of the operator!
Disclaimer: This item is a prototype product and is sold as-is, without any warranty of any kind. None of the parties involved in the production of this prototype shall be held liable if said prototype fails or becomes damaged under use, nor shall any of said involved parties be held responsible for any injury or damages resulting from the use or misuse of this item.