This is the second MH I have owned. The first one I still have but is a second that is several yrs old. Anyways comparing the 2 realizing that the first one is a manufactured 2nd the blade geometry is different on the most current one. That is a much thinner blade spine down towards the point. Don't know if this in normal or not. Looking for any feedback concerning this. Just seems to me that it may be to thin. I am afraid that if I wiggle the knife back an forth between the joints of a deer to seperate the tendons and joints etc. that it could fracture. I will say this though that it is without a doubt one sharp blade. Also I will use it when stump shooting to dig out judo points from stumps etc. Keep'em sharp.