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This is a superb tool and, to my mind, offers far greater flexibility than the Small Forest Axe. Felling with it is a pleasure as the blade geometry and thickness, along with the weight of the head, allows easy cutting. Although not really designed for splitting, it performs this task readily with the greater weight and handle length making the more stubborn logs split with greater ease. I have also used it for some minor carving tasks: producing feather sticks works well but the handle length made roughing out work for spoons a little clumsy. I am really pleased to be able to get my hands on one of these axes at last; I am sure that it will be an heirloom that is handed down once I've finished with it. My only gripe is the rather cheap and nasty masks that Gransfors include - a tool of this quality deserves better, so I will break out the leather to fashion something more fitting for it. As ever, the service from Woodlore was exemplary.
Richard Tiley31st October, 2019