So I found an incredible use for this weopon. It is the perfect side arm when you have the transformed beastcutter. Sometimes with the beastcutter, enemies can sneak in because you swing slow. You just swing with the fist because its alot faster. But the thing that makes it good is that it staggers.... so you can either back off, or if you have the stamina, continue comboing your staggers with the transformed beastcutter.
It really fills a void in one of the beastcutters weaknesses. Stagger plus stagger is good in my mind.