No problem 74, I only use the G Bruks splitting malls and their twisted wedge. I’ve broken knives throwing them. My machete the Bear grylls parang was supposed to have a problem but mine hasn’t broken. Tool steel is tough so always buy the best. You never know with all the forgeries in the world today. Grade 8 that turns out to be grade 5. A hardness rating of what? You’ll find out when you use it.