The Brown Bear is a small, heavy-duty cleaver with a rounded front skinning edge. There’s a hole on the 6 ½-inch D2 blade so you can choke up on it. It’s tempered hard, so it will hold an edge a long time. This blade is mainly for the big, nasty, ugly skinning and butchering jobs. It works well as a knife and will ride on your belt like one. It’s a fair tree chopper in a pinch.