For years I have been facinated by the Khopesh, a sword by the caaninites that the egyptions adapted, with the abylity to hook, rip, gut, slash and chop. So upon feeding my obession with information I felt the sword to be ideal for the apocalypse! When looking at my ceiling awake at night I theorized on how I could make this as I could in the apocalypse, that means no power, most likely no plasma cutters etc. oh and no forge. So how did I do this? I took some nice medium thickness sheet steel from my dad's friend. (he works at a steel place) They do everything from cutting out swords for people to making theme park ride parts. Anyways, I used wirecutters and an amazing amount of elbow grease to cut this sword out. I may heat treat it but The steel is cold rolled. So it may have issues, though since it's cold rolled it does have some good strength already. Anyways, the curve nearest to my hand was cut in a way where I can saw with it if need be, and the one on top was left messy so if the sword gets too dull or if I want to I can flip the sword and gouge good, it also makes more combat options. (even if so, I chopped up a stump good while dull, it has enough weight where it does damage either way which is a great pro with this family of weapons) I'd carry it in an apocalypse. I'm considering making slingshot pommel, but I like the current one's pommel-less bottom, the handle is gorilla tape and 550 paracord. I hope you like it, and I also added my maker's mark but I don't think you can see it. Oh and that weird bump on top is rolled over steel, for extra strength if I were to parry and hook. It would be nice for clearing brush to killing zombies, I'm surprised I made something like this with nothing but elbow grease.