- Feb 7, 2013
Has anyone put a beating on theirs yet? A review I watched on YouTube showed the forward screws coming loose after 5 mins of chopping. That concerns me.
Not the usual beating i put my hawks through, but it chops wood better than I thought it would and I did chop up a 1/4 inch thick aluminum frying pan into pieces. The edge and spike suffered no chips or rolls. The spike penetrates extremely well. Due to the design of the main edges downward angle, it also penetrates extremely well. Very efficient.
I also took a handful of very hard swings into a 1 inch diameter rolled steel bar.......and again no ill effects to the edge outside of a little dulling. Nice deep gouges into the steel bar. They appear to use a very good heat treat.
I know there's a bit of controversy into "destructive type testing" on blades.....and I can see both schools of thought on it, but I've always been one to really punish an edged tool to see what it's limitations are. It's just me. I have my reasons for it and I've brought them up here before, but to each their own. I can respect either thought on the subject.
I have not had the chance to do much more than that with the Kangee but I will as soon as I can. So far, it looks very promising.
There are two you tube videos out there where they really pound it into steel and it seems to hold up very well.
I have not had an issue with the screw as of yet, but like mymindisamob said, pretty sure something like loctite would solve that no problem.