When you have over a half-million subscribers to your YouTube channel, the calculus changes slightly. Nutnfancy has said presence on YouTube, and thus can be a little over the top. Knife companies usually will send me something if I ask, someone with Nut’s exposure finds knives in the mail without asking I am sure.
Like testing knives for brittleness by beating their spines 30x each against chunks of shale.
This is definitely not supported by any major manufacturer’s warranty, and is not something I plan on trying. I can make an intellectual case for at least attempting some batoning with a lighter knife as I did with the CRKT Hootenanny. Both my Leek and David’s Benchmade 665 suffered significant damage in our testing.
That isn’t to say that Nut’s rock test is completely without merit. As knives get made with harder and harder steel, they run the risk of becoming brittle. It is a good thing to know how much of a concern this is in a knife you will be staking your life on. I just don’t want to do it myself.
Unless the companies want to send me two knives…