Splitting axes are meant to split a log along the grain, not to cut or chop. Consequently, the bit has a more aggressive angle and the ramp is often ridged to make splitting easier while preventing the axe from getting stuck. The poll is not hardened, as on the Splitting Maul
, and is not intended for use with a splitting wedge.
The Small Splitting Axe
is 3 lb. with a 17-1/2" straight hickory handle. The 6" axe head has a 2-1/2" cutting edge with an aggressively angled bit. Invaluable around the campfire, woodstove and hearth for easy fast splitting of kindling and small cut logs.
The 5-1/4 lb. Large Splitting Axe
has a 29" straight hickory handle. The 2-1/2" blade is sharply angled with a slight curved edge. With a thick 8" ridged head for aggressive splitting of larger logs for stove and fireplace. A woodlot must have. Axes are hand forged of Swedish carbon steel alloy (Rc 56-58). Secured to the handle with traditional wood wedge and steel locking ring. Both include leather edge sheath. (Additional air shipping charges apply to the Large Splitting Axe.)