Yep, Noss at knifetests.com really beat the tar out of one of those, and it held up very well. I was quite impressed with its performance in his tests. His was an older model made of 12c27, while the newer run is being made of 440A, so there may be some minor differences in sharpenability and edge holding, but toughness should still be excellent.
i think the hard core of sandwick steel is a must in field camp use. Infact quite alla scandy's knifes, that are made for real use and not for fancy, come in laminated. I own some too. I would not buy a 440A steel knife except if I was planning to use it for batoining as an axe (but in case Iwhay notl use an axe?). This because this steel is soft soft soft and does not hold edge well. So take care of Your's.