Since Autumn is here and I can once again stand being near a fire again fire-crafting tasks were the first tests I put it through. It is just a bit light because of its size, but its shape does lend itself to batoning wood and the 1/4 inch steel handles the abuse well.
No, at only nine inches long with a cutting edge of less than 3 inches it is not the world's best chopping tool, but it does chop a lot better than anything else I have in those dimensions. It took about a minute to chop this notch.
It also actually handles pretty good when choked up on. Though it is a bit awkward for making actual fuzz sticks the edge did fine at making nice thin curls for tinder.
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