Given the design, I felt chopping tests were in order and began to hack up several items. The first was a hard plastic bucket I had in my shed--the type you can get paint or other building materials in. That bucket is now in pieces. The knife showed no signs of chopping. Out around my backyard are a number of small bushes, saplings, miscellaneous plants...several fell prey to the blade's chopping power. Swinging the larger blade was like swinging a hatchet. Because of the thickness of the blade and the single bevel edge, it cut deeply and removed chunks of wood.
It's my understanding that every Grayman knife is hand made. This is not a mass production facility. This also means that the knife you order from them may not have a blade exactly 7.5 inches long--it might be over or under by a few thousandths of an inch. The sawtooth back isn't kerf cut, and you won't find any delicately rounded edges--except on the cutting portion of the blade. I can't reiterate enough: these knives are not built to look good on your belt, or for photos. They are built to do a rough job and function through many more rough jobs.
Having beaten and abused the two that I have now, I look at them just as I do my Glock pistols: they still may not be pretty, but I have to admire their ability to perform. I can recommend them and encourage you to visit the Grayman Knives web page for more information. Having abused them both, I definitely like the larger knife for its greater weight, which adds to the chopping power it has. The smaller knife, however, would serve as the better general purpose camping, backpacking or hiking knife.