So my plans to use the tarwar to clear some brush went out the door due to weather. Still, there were plenty of chores to do. I had to get rid of a box mattress. The garbage collectors won't take the big piece, so I had to break it down. I used the Bahadur I received in a trade. The wood planks were promptly turned into shorter, smaller slivers. Bahadur was very hatchet-like in its ability to split the planks, and very minimal batoning was needed. Handled the job like a champ. Now, I have a question for you folks. Here's what my edge looks like now: Accidentally hit a nail that I didn't take out. This ding was totally my fault. The rest of the pics are all blade vs wood. FWIW, I used a wooden backstop. Is this normal? I've read a few posts about the polishing process and how there's a harder steel underneath after initial use, but this fellah has been used and resharpened by the time it got to me.