I mentioned this in the other thread but I wanted this to be where it would be noticed before anybody else screwed up the edge. I got mine today and went out and whittled a dried sycamore branch in half and it chipped and bent the edge all to hell. I'm guessing here, but I'm going to have to take back about. 1/32 to 1/16 of an inch to get past the bends and chips. Don't use this knife to carve any dry wood! Especially don't exert any sideways pressure carving, which is hard not to do. I don't know anything about the steel this knife is made of but I don't believe it's improper tempering or anything. Just the blade geometry is way too thin. I mean razor blade knife thin. I'd highly reccomend breaking out your sandpaper and strop and taking some steel off the edge and putting a convex on it before you cut anything at all with it. Also because the blade has a distal taper I'd avoid using the tip for drilling or carving. It's just too thin. Convex this one back a ways folks. This is an outstanding design I love the knife. But I honestly think Spyderco should make non tapered "scandi grind" replacement blades for these, because I can't see they can be used for anything but very light duty and I know a lot of Bushcraft people have been waiting for them.