The ESEE-6 (eseeknives.com) tapes in at nearly 12 inches long, with a full-tang 1095 tool-steel blade and Micarta handles that could pound railroad spikes. Here are some uses for this badass blade.
1. Baton Firewood
Batoning is the act of using a short, heavy piece of wood to drive a knife blade by pounding on the spine. Center a small log with the middle of the knife blade, and baton down sharply.
2. Blaze a Trail
A big knife is a small ax: Mark your route Daniel Boone–style with easy-to-spot tree blazes.
3. Split a Pelvis
Expose the centerline of a deer's pelvis, and pound the knife through the bone.