I have never carried my machete on the AT. Or on any backpacking trip ever. It is a great tool for all sorts of things but would be overkill for hiking.
I live close to the Swamp Fox passage of the Palmetto Trail here in SC and often do a little trail maintainence w said machete.
It's fun to chop things up into tiny little bits! Relieves stress, asserts my manhood and all that good stuff. There's a certain rare pleasure to be obtained from cleaving things in twain at the flick of a wrist. But ... I digress.
The OP's featured blade is not suited for anything more than occupying space IMO.