Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Grab one if you can find one....Quick!
Hokay, this is the nicest, coolest hatchet that I have ever owned. (I've owned around a dozen, including Boy Scout Plumbs, couple of really good Scandies, and even an old Marbles-- all very nice hatchets in their own right, none of 'em have flies on 'em, in fact I still have most of them.) I like the American hand-forged origins, I like the exact fitting of handle to head, nice Belt-carry sheath, the L-H brand, I like the heft, weight, balance, and overall look of this superior piece of personal camping/hiking/outdoor usable art. It can take the place of any other piece of equipment in a pinch, from fire-steel to knife to hammer to (God forbid!) shovel, or even as a weapon, just to name a few. So if you can grab just one thing, (think So Cal firestorms and mudslides, for ex.) grab this. And, the fact that LIAM his own self (He's one-third my age-- Genius lives!) made and anointed this lovely tool with his own forge-grubby, calloused, talented hands only amps up the cool factor, and guarantees that it will only get better and more valuable with my enthusiastic and frequent use. I want another one. For my Wife. --yeah, that's it, for my Wife. Did I mention that she's twins?