I've been wrestling with a motherlode of Beech this winter. My normal wedges would not work well. I broke down and bought this wedge. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.
I can set it in with a pocket sledge. It won't come flying back out. Then it drives easily and will really put a split into that stubborn Beech. Great steel in it also. My other wedges have been beaten to tears. This wedge barely shows a hammer mark.