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Beautifully crafted axe! After using this hatchet for a while making spoon blanks and feeding the house's wood box with kindling I've discovered a few points on this mini hatchet: It seems to be putting weight saving ahead of performance, it's a great 'all-rounder' but lacks head weight for much actual cutting. The roundish handle will make your hands tire after a bit of blank making, having to keep a good grip on the handle to keep it from spinning. It is a good work out on your hands! I feel a traditional oval shaped handle would improve this. For back country carry, this hatchet is great, I also have the Mini-hatchet and this is similar but with a longer handle. Almost a tomahawk style? Quality wise this tool is hard to beat. Sighting down the handle, the blade was skewed off a bit and crooked but it didn't seem to affect the performance luckily. But for a hatchet this expensive, this might of been corrected. Overall it's a great tool for packing around but not up to par with the small forest axe for actual cutting performance. Shipping was incredible, received my axe within the week all the way from England! Thank you!
Merlin31st August, 2022