Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! So as the title states , the price was right . Now I've read all that I could find good and bad . Now the spec plus series in 5160 is phenomenal from my understanding ? So someone please enlighten me on why the sporadic failures with the RTak knives . Ontario has years of experience with this steel ? Did they experience a bad spell at some point ? Normally I'd consider 3/16 plenty and still do for most large knives . But on this knife it looks questionable "to me" ! From my findings it was intended to be a cross between a machete and a large knife for jungle use . Is this to imply that hardwoods weren't meant to be it's forte ? Now what I did notice in my brief use so far is that it doesn't take a lot to make this blade dig in . Could this be the problem swinging for the fence so to speak and then tourqing the blade to free it ? Or could it simply be that a FFG really is a bad choice for a "Survival" knife with this much mass .