Doesn't make much sense.
This knife is a very thick, heavy piece of steel people usually use to split and chop wood. However, there is another, more versatile tool which does this somewhat more elegantly, faster and will last much longer. Its effectiveness has been proven by thousands of years of use by people who practically live in the woods. It's called an axe. If you have that, and a pocket knife, this knife, cool looking as it is, is useless. That's because this knife is trying to be an axe and a pocket knife, but it doesn't really do either of these things very well, because certain tools are supposed to do certain things.Also, if your sheath is dulling your knife, your sheath is probably tougher than it really needs to be. To those bothered by this thing flopping around when unbuttoned, though, I've got a suggestion: unscrew the nylon strap and just stick the sheath under your belt or tie it to your leg.To be fair, there was obviously a lot of work put into this knife, and in the category of "survival knives" this is a very good one. The handle is very comfortable, it's fun to hold and look at, and it feels very strong, with few silly bells and whistles. The problem isn't the knife design so much as the general concept of the survival knife. Nowhere in American history do you see a woodsman sitting down and batoning himself some firewood. That's because 1) It takes longer and makes cutting through knots much more problematic 2) The size of wood you can split is very limited by your blade needing to be longer than the diameter of your log 3) The effectiveness of your batoning depends on the quality of your baton as well as your knife and 4) What idiot thinks it's a good idea to beat his tools with a stick all day?I got this knife to see if there was anything behind the "survival expert" theory that if you have a big knife, you've got a small knife and an axe rolled into one. The truth is: sort of. But that's not really as great as it sounds.