Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I can't honestly say that my knives get used very hard at all. My Alox Electrician goes to work with me, but there, I have a whole range of tools for any job, so the Alox only really gets used when I don't have a specialized tool with me, and I know that it can handle the task. Otherwise, I have to climb back down all 80' of stairs, and get the end-cutters, because I didn't check to make sure they were in my bag, before I went up. Karma's a bitch. At home, it's much the same: digging, prying, hammering, all have their own specialized tools (although sometimes the Fubar gets used because it's fun), because the knife is for cutting. If there's metal involved, I have other tools with electric motors in them to do that.