Thought that you folks would be interested in what I use out here in the Alaskan Bush. I just got this back from Adam DesRosiers (ABS Master BladeSmith) who put a new handle on it, for me. I purchased it originally from a friend, who had just returned from Nepal, after spending two years, working in a small village, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He was present when the blade was forged from a WWII Japanese Truck axle, and you will note the original Goat skin covering on the scabbard, under the QuackTape. I have used this for 4 decades, and it replaces a Hatchet, Camp Knife, and came with two skinning knifes, in the scabbard. It is an all around tool for out in the bush, and has served me well.