Pros: Handle Material, Construction, None
Cons: Handle Material, Weight
good axe; seen better
When i received this axe i was generally uneducated in the world of axes but have come to learn alot. This axe will never lose the handle, because it's one piece of solid steel, and i love that. I love the look and ergonomics of the handle. I liked the sheath with a few minor gripes. i also love that's it's made in America I did not like the edge that it came with, it was not good, and had a very very bad burr one one side of the edge. the steel is a little soft, it takes a great edge but doesn't retain it as long. Its use is for chopping mostly, i have found it to be an ok splitter at best, unless your splitting kindling. it also has a short handle, so don't try to be paul bunyan with it. also since it is almost 100% steel (besides the handle) it is fairly heavy for it's size. i have a very nice axe from council tool (Great axe company Made in America as well) that has a 2 pound head on a 19 inch wood handle that weighs the same, but is longer and sharper, and to me better.