What a beast!
I have been putting this knife to work whenever able over the past few weeks. It is easily my best chopper, combining length and weight and geometry for a deep bite that splits well. My thinner machetes will bind in wood. My hatchets will split pieces out but do not bite as deep to begin with and so struggle in wood that is more difficult to split. My original GSO-10 and my other ‘chopping knives’ lack both the length and heft of the GSO-12. In each case, it requires more effort to accomplish the same amount of work. This thing is awesome! In addition, it makes a devastating thrower :) The included kydex sheath is a premium product in itself, you will not find a better. That typed, the belt-clip and platform included with the sheath aren't ideal, it rides too high for usable drawing/sheathing of the knife. In addition, you can't swap out the clip for a tek-lok or alternative accessory due to the hole spacing. It would have been nice if Survive! had spec'd their sheath and clip to have holes at the 0.75" or 1.5" o.c. distances found elsewhere. The sheath has plenty of slots to accommodate, but it would have been so easy to do it right from the start. Oh well! Here's a video demonstrating my GSO-12 in use as well as some of my experiences with it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJEWOuoYpo