We have a lot of acreage and a lot of dirt bike/quad trails which need maintenance and a machete is quick and easy for the majority of the work that doesn't need a chainsaw. I also use them for camping, firewood while camping, fire pokers and other random tasks. I've used machetes for the last 15+ years, primarily a basic one from Wal-Mart that's nothing special but with nothing other than slight modification to the handle and occasional sharpening has served well for years.
I bought this on SAC and initially I was excited about it. The handle feels great, design and weighting is nice, sawblade has offset teeth which are more effective, finish seems nice enough, I like the sheath well and it did come sharp from the factory. It worked wonderfully for maybe two minutes of cutting small brush and then I looked down at it to find a bunch of sizeable chunks (1-2 inch long sections about 1/4-1/3 inch into the blade itself) missing out of the blade.
(I've uploaded pictures, see for yourself... literally... 5 minutes of small brush and branches on the SOG and 10+ years of abuse on the $7 Wal-Mart one.)
While I've seen machetes bend a little or get a chink in them if you caught a rock etc.(which I certainly did not here) I've never seen anything do this. I'm honestly amazed that SOG would put their name on this. Hopefully mine was a more defective piece than their normal product as this was absolutely unusable and dangerous.
Luckily, Backcountry/SAC were amazing as usual and after chatting with them they did provide a full refund with no return shipping cost incurred by me! THANK YOU BACKCOUNTRY/S&C!!!
Overall, if you're looking for something to cut tall grass or something with the consistency of... corn stalks?... this will work perfectly. If you're looking for a moderately tough or durable machete DO NOT buy this.