This is a blade with a medium-weight body but a very strong neck. Besides being thick and strong, the tang on this blade is steep and narrow in the neck. While I can only speculate on the intended application of this blade, it works well in tight and narrow spaces like pathways and between garden beds. The steep tang will allow you to work with the blade closer to your feet, while the narrow neck will let you close the hafting further, which is also desirable when trimming in tight spaces. With a suitable edge treatment, this blade can easily handle tough weeds and small saplings.