In Defense of Batoning


Benchmade 162 Bushcrafter Batoning

Batoning, according to Wikipedia, “is the technique of cutting or splitting wood by using a baton-sized stick or mallet to repeatedly strike the spine of a sturdy knife, chisel or blade in order to drive it through wood.” 

This is a somewhat controversial subject that is typically thought of as a “survival” technique. To find out why the average camper would want to use this method for splitting wood, read my write-up over at The Truth About Knives.

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