I got my M-18 home and went right to work cleaning up the yard. This thing is a chopping fiend! It was comfortable to chop and balanced very well. It bites very deep and spits out axe sized chips. After a ton of chopping and a nice fire it still made fuzz sticks like a champ. I had been wanting this knife since I saw it in the spring, it is even better than I had imagined. Thanks Todd for a great knife that Im sure will give me a lifetime of service.