Theres definitely a lot here way more knowledgeable on this than me, I hope they jump in. Imo this shape screams "get out and get it done." The giant upswept belly provides superior chop cuts as well as good slicing ability. The very slight recurve further back gives multiple blade angels. In addition it also channels and stabilizes whatever you are cutting to a specific point on the blade (good for something like rope.)
Definitely a good chunk of change but you are getting the woks on this one. A giant slab of S30V, thick skeletonized Ti liners, ball bearings, 3D contoured scales, G10 backspaer. Combine all this with the fact Taichung is putting it all together its easy to see why the price tag is what it is.
Lol. Thought folding machete since the first time I saw it but now I just want pancakes