I don't write many reviews. If I am satisfied with a purchase I don't need to rave or complain.
This axe is excellent. I have chopped and split wood with it. Very sharp, it has sliced my thumb and finger already. If the wood is seasoned (Conifer) you can split 20 inch rounds in three or less whacks.
I do want to give it 3.5 stars however. The ad said it was 28.5 inches long. I was thinking that was kind of short but I could live with it. The tool is only 24 inches long, and only 22 inches allow for grip.
This axe, Gerber 31-000915 High Performance Axe, Extra Large- Overall length 28.43, blade length 4.07 and weight 49.80-Ounces
Maybe better, Gerber 31-000917 Splitting Axe Overall length 28.43, blade length 3.38 and weight 57.40-Ounces
Fiskars owns and makes Gerber. They have axes in different sizes and heads.