Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello BF, my name is ThemGunsThough and im a knifeaholic. Anyways, I cant believe it took me so long to look into getting a rat 1. I now own 5 by the way, d2 versions and the original aus8. This past weekend I spent some time with the original aus8 version chopping up some wood and wow im impressed. Ive been a benchmade and spyderco fan boy and ive recently had an interest in budget knives. Anyway, I got carried away and used a large heavy rock to hammer down the rat 1 to chop some large tree branches down. After chopping doen a few, I realized I should have used dense tree branch instead as I was knicking the top of my blade while doing so. After about an hour of intense chopping, I examined my rat 1 and was surprised that the blade still looked sharp and shaved my leg hair. Also, the blade centering was still perfect. Wow, I love this knife. Im sure most of you do too and now I see why.