Ok since determining which knife I owned was the best chopper, I decided to put it up against a 10.5" wetterlings hatchet. The knife is the kabar potbelly. Here are the tools. Chopping test. 20 swings each. The axe straight up dominated here. Making notches. Both did this well, potbelly felt more natural. Fuzz sticks. Both get the job done, but for some reason was easier with the axe. Potbelly. Wetterlings. I was then doing more tests, chopping vs batonning, etc. Was kneeling on my left knee and went to chop the axe into a piece of wood sitting on the ground and hit myself right below the knee. Didn't feel much but saw a small cut in my pants when I looked down. So I figured I'd better check it out. Here's what I saw, pretty deep from my perspective but not bleeding all that bad. Still figured I'd better get home and patch myself up. Here's what the inside of my pants looked like once I got home. Lessons learned. Axes chop/slice great, even your leg. Can't be too safe with tools, especially heavy/sharp ones. Even though I'm the guy that's always about safety I slip up sometimes too, we all do, never get complacent. It also sucks being able to see your subq tissue. Hope everyone can learn a little something from my screw up, I sure did!