There are much better knives or hatchets for splitting wood but here ya go. Splits fist sized logs with ease. I've split some rather fat logs just for the hell of it and thought I might break it but nope.... Batoning in general or batoning with a fighting style KA-BAR might be sacrilegious to some people but hey, if you want to, the knife can handle it. I wouldn't force it though but anything 5 inches and under it can handle in ny experience. Still sharp, but not shaving sharp. It can shave the fur off of game but it won't shave my hair for some reason.