I've had this thing kicking around for a while. I may have even done a quick thread when I bought it. Anyway I put it through It's paces today and I Gotta say I'm impressed. I hit the woods and brought this instead of my usual tool of choice (tomahawk) and went up to my shelter. It had been completely devastated by the winter and needed to be completely rebuilt. The machete worked great. It cut through whatever I needed it to as easily if not better than the tomahawk. I would definitely recommend this machete to anyone looking for a good inexpensive option. I even stopped to have some fun when the work was done and I was impressed yet again.