I'm sure it could, thats really what they were made for, but I hate that feeling of uncertainty too... As for me, I saw the new Carmina's in person on Smith today, and they are awesome. The Natty Chromex is beautiful, almost has an antique look to em. As for me: Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! it can't be 40 degrees soon enough. Also messed around with my Handsewns today, threw in some orange Newton Running laces and cut em down... and grabbed my 4 year old some dry aged New York Strip (and some for me too) Any of you Carrol Garden's guys have experience with their exotic meats? I'd like to get a venison steak from them this winter...plus they have all sorts of stuff like rattle snake, elk, alligator, wild boar, duck and bison sausage...looks cool.