I recently aquired a Bauchop "Makulu" bowie. This is a 9.5" blade (in D-2), micarta handle that is serrated for better gripping, with 3 large "lashing" holes in it. It has a brass guard and is satin finished.
The knife feels very good in the hand, and the handle shape is very comfortable. The knife is full tang construction, and the knife has a very thick cross section remaining 1/4" thick alomost all the way to the tip.
Ive seen and-or- owned almost every serious tactical fighter out there. The Makulu Bowie is probably the "toughest" or perhaps it is a close tie with the Brend #2.
I have carried it in the woods a few times but havent had the chance to use it on one of these nasty red russian hogs!!!
I would give a definite "yes" on the question of these knives being tough. The fit and finish is also quite good (not as good as a Brend, Siska, Broadwell etc...) but still good.
This particular bowie came with a Kenny Rowe "swing" sheath, which is nice for such a large knife.
I can send you a digital photo if you want to see how this one is built.