Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Praxis: Fiskars Splitting Axe.

Courtesy of Global Guerrillas: Fiskars Splitting Axe.


Anonymous said...

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The Midland Agrarian said...

I feed three wood stoves through NW Pennsylvania Winters. I own two Fiskars splitting axes. I have had one for five years, and bought a slightly larger "super" model last year. They are the BEST.

Christian Patriot III said...

Have one, love it. It's light enough to use one handed - I go fiskars in my right hand and machete in my left for seriously engaged brush clearing. You, of course, have to watch your swing arcs.

Also, the weight of this tool is suitable to maple, poplar, pine and soft woods or hard woods of short length. For Oak, hickory, ash, walnut and other hard woods, a 3.8 lb splitting maul has about 8-10 tons of impact at the splitting edge when swung easily over head, fairly exploding most logs not containing knots. The combination of the maul and the fiskars is great if you get the lighter axe stuck, you can pound it through on the back of the head with the sledge hammer face of the maul.