Used to do a demonstration in the shop.
For the .mil guys looking for good knives,.
Took a 4×4 and set knives against it about 2″ from the point, flat side down. Then I’d stomp on the blade near the guard.
The Gerber Aussie Bowie (mine), and Cold Steel Trailmaster both took this without any kind of damage. The Buck Buckmaster 184 snapped at the third or fourth saw tooth every time.
Buck makes a decent product but in my opinion a little hard for certain uses. But because of the hardness, once you get a good edge on one, it will hold it well.