I feel like the Mora Companion Heavy Duty is a response to the whole bushcraft/batoning issue. Sure, not all knives are designed to take the abuse, but some are. I think the key is to be reasonable with it--ie, don't baton a mora or similarly thin knife through knots, etc. My first real knife that I practiced bushcraft with was a BK2, and I batoned it through everything I could and then some--knots in dry oak, everything. For years. If batoning could break that knife, then it would have broken. I've had good luck with my swamprats (and Moras!) too, but I haven't beat on them as extensively. I like minimalism and simplicity--unless I'm with my truck, I don't have an axe. Life is much less stressful when I don't have a bunch of things to carry or worry about. I've come to realize it's one of the reasons I like backpacking so much more than car camping, and why I like survival stuff so much. It's comforting to just have a couple items and know I can not just survive, but enjoy life as much if not more than I do at home.