A man with a machete is not a man to mess with. A machete is much larger than your average knife, but a knife non the less. Machetes are so large in fact, that they are bigger than many short swords.
Originally used for chopping away brush and vines in jungle climates, the machete has come a long way. Today machete come in a variety of shapes and sizes. All large and in charge. All quite intimidating. Any robber would think twice about attacking someone carrying a machete. Forget baseball bats, when it comes to protection. Go big, it's your home.