Put the HDMC and FK2 to work yesterday trying to make my Amur maple look a little less like a bush. I cut it back earlier to make it less of a tree ans more of a shrub but oh well, gives me something to mess with. It's not like I was chopping walnut but it's not super soft wood either. HDMC wacks stuff good. Spent quite a bit of time with the FK2 afterwards. Pretty much perfect for me and what I was doing. Completely comfortable after bearing down on it pretty good for a couple hours. Getting the hole notched out was a bit problematic for the tip but that was also a pretty narrow hole that was about 1/2" thick. Hadn't done any of this stuff for a while but I managed to keep from stabbing myself so that was good. I beat on the spine of the FK2 for all the stop cuts, didnt show at all on the knife except for the pieces of the baton coming off on it. Still dry shaved after all that. The handle comfort was what really sold me on the FK2 though. I thought it was going to be great before hand, now I know it. Just as well designed as the HDFK scales IMO.