I've made a number of bush swords down through the years inspired by a certain blade in a zombie-killing video game. They typically are around 15" blades. Here's the first of this basic style to be made, back in 2015:
I recently made a shorter blade that is essentially the Biohazard Outbreak Response Blade scaled down to a 9 3/4" blade. I really dig it!
This was the fastest knife to sell that I've done. I had forged and trimmed to the rough shape, posted a picture on Instagram, and it was laid claim to within three minutes! :D
Here's the initial picture:
It was finished out with a thick false edge, aggressifying the aesthetics but not coming close to a cutting edge. The customer wanted a hemp cord wrap, and I topped it off with a three-strand Turk's head knot in paracord.
The sheath has my first-ever molded drainage hole at the tip, again per the customer's request.
Feels great in the hand!
In comparison with a tanto with an 8 7/8" blade. Similar lengths, totally different knives!
The customer's response upon getting it was, "What is this damn monstrosity!" In a good way. :D