The following pics are of a knife I used to cut the head off a frozen (?) doe: I killed the doe in the late afternoon of January 3rd. She laid in my truck bed overnight with temps in the high 20's. The doe is from a CWD area and I wanted to get it tested. I went to the check station this morning (January 4th) to remove the head and leave it in the freezer so the DNR could get the lymph nodes. I was cutting through the neck and of course I hit bone. The doe I had decapitated earlier in the year with this same knife only took pressure and a little wiggling of the blade to get the job done. I ended up using the knife like a hatchet today to hack though the neck. It got the job done. When I got home and rinsed off the knife I saw the damage. I don't think the neck was totally frozen because fluids still ran out when I had it severed. So here is my question: Is this typical blade damage when used to chop through a neck or bones in general? I really like this knife. It is well balanced, sharp as a razor, excellent grip and just the right weight. Plus I look like Rambo when I'm using it. So before I write Cold Steel a nasty gram, in the opinion of the masses did I abuse the blade beyond what it was designed to do or is the blade not up to standards? Here is a link to the site: https://www.coldsteel.com/marauder.html And no, I didn't pay $119.00 for it. Slightly more, Tim Wells spoke at the IBA banquet a few years ago and brought this knife for our auction. His autograph is almost worn off. Again, I really like the knife but I want to hear Doug Marcaida say "It will keeeeel".