Well now, where do I begin? Since it was New Years Day and I didn't have much to do I decided to bum around the house most of the day. I did a little paperwork for work, futz with some side projects and even took a short nap . Late in the afternoon I went to stir up the fire and toss some more wood it. All big stuff.....God love my wife but she burns all the small wood up. So I decide to split up some smaller stuff as I am kneeling there by the stove. Now I usually use a hatchet for such work, but I just happened to have my Khukri within reach and figured I would give it a go. Full Disclosure: I purchased this HI Chiruwa AK about a year and a half ago from Daniel Koster. He had done "the works" treatment on the edge and karda. I have never had a complaint about this Khuk, and as my first one it rather ruined me for other khuks. Last year after I hurt my left arm I used this khuk to split wood. Mostly splitting halves and quarters down. To do so I would place the piece of wood on my chopping block, and chop into it with the khuk. Sometimes the khuk would split the wood with one swing, especially the straight grained stuff. But often it would not. So, with the blade buried in the stick I would lift it up a couple feet and slam it into my chopping block to finish the split. I have probably done this a hundred times with no issues. So, back to today. I snag the khuk and decide to give batoning a go. I am not big on batoning stuff....primarily because I usually have the right tool for the job so why force another tool? But I have never batoned with the Khuk so I wanted to see what it would do. At first I was pretty impressed. Bear in mind that I was not spliting large pieces here, only smaller ones, but even still most pieces split with two or three good whacks. Very few pieces could remain whole once the spine of the khuk was level with the top of the piece. Very impressive. However, a couple pieces were fairly knotted and resistant. So, as per my previous experience, once the blade was fully sunk into the wood I picked in up and slammed the wood onto the floor. Unfortunately, this time the khuk broke. I'm really not looking for anything other than opinions. I don't expect HI to replace it as I did not buy it directly from them. But I am curious if this is my fault or a bad blade. While I have split wood with it, I have never used this knife as a prybar. What do you think?