WORK IN PROGRESS: The machete (or 弯刀 - "wan dao") is a tool as well as a weapon. This was originally a utility machete sold at an Army Surplus store for a few paltry dollars. I'm almost done, painting the blade scarlet (with a soluble copper blaze on the sharpened, exposed edge for safety's sake), and texturing the handle to look like papier mache. I've also included a tassle.
The project is to hang on the wall of my dining room - the scarlet blade.