Two different times now, once with a friend, I have sat down and chopped with everything 7 inch and longer that I or we had. This has consisted of a 6 inch diameter log, a 4x 4, and recently 2 inch stuff. I really want to have the big knife work because I really like the way they look and feel. However I must say that for me a sharp Wetterlings, Gerber Hatchet, or a thin profile H&B Hawk chops big and small stuff much better, has a hammer in case I need it for tent stakes in frozen ground, and looks a lot more tool to most people. I can even do fuzz sticks with that Wetterlings that are better than some from the as received sharpness of some of the knives I have. My Gerber hatchet weighs almost the same as my 7" SOD and the H&B Camp hawk weighs the same as the Busse Bushwacker. I am slowly convincing myself that the hawks I have always had might be best for me.
"Be prepared.....It is more than a motto it is a way of life."
Inducted Busse and Kin- Blade 2007