Saw this video and basically thought the guy was an idiot but figured there was a possibility I was the one lacking in knowledge. Basically the guy tried batoning across the grain and broke a large heavy bowie. The only time I've ever seen this done it was with a small knife that couldn't chop and he only went in a bit and broke out a chip until he could push the tree over rather than trying to go all the way straight through. What say you?
This video is almost a year old so maybe it's been posted here before but I didn't find anything.
Here's a vid of him trying the same thing with a bushman