just a little something to keep in your pocket if you need to hack your way out of a tight situation.. Nymphs are small, they are fast, and they are quite cunning.. All valuable assets for surviving the coming Zombie Apocalypse.. This little beauty is fashioned from a vintage camping hatchet which was unmarked.. The working edge has been significantly worn down, there is evidence of grinding on it but she still has an edge and was calling to me.. The head was on tight so I just polished the head up without removing it.. I made no attempt to remove the pitting, I like the piece to have a rustic, battle worn feel .. I then engraved a piece of custom art into both sides of the head.. I darkened the engraving through annealing..There is a small burn mark where the laser overshot the head on one side.. I engraved more art down the handle, filled the engraving with silver paint and then coated it with polyurethane, using steel wool between coats to keep it smooth.. the result is a beautiful handle with lots of texture for gripping.. I sealed the head using epoxy,.. I ran a file over the edge to remove a few dings so it is SHARP, and definitely NOT A TOY!! The piece is signed and numbered.. There is room on the handle for a short personalization if you wish to give it as a gift I can add that for an additional $25.. I must insist that you be 18 or older to purchase this hatchet, and the purchaser assumes all responsibility for ay injury or damage that arises out of misuse of this tool. Thanks for looking !!