Ideal for taller users or anyone who prefers a longer axe, the X27 Splitting Axe provides power that makes splitting medium-sized to extra-large logs easier than ever. It combines perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and virtually unbreakable design to maximize your performance. This combination of features allows the blade to disperse wood more effectively, offering more one-strike splits with each swing. It also includes our longest handle for increased leverage to maximize the power and speed of taller users. Since you can split wood more easily with the X27, each job requires less time, less effort and less hand strain.
-Ideal for taller users splitting medium- to large-sized logs
-Designed for maximum efficiency to give you more one-strike splits
-Perfected balance and power-to-weight ratio increases swing speed to multiply power, much like an aluminum baseball bat
-Advanced bevel convex blade geometry adds power and makes the blade easier to remove from wood
-Unique head shape disperses wood from the blade for clean splitting
-Proprietary blade-grinding technique provides a sharper edge for better contact and cleaner cuts
-Hardened forged steel blade stays sharp longer than traditional axes
-Non-stick blade coating powers through wood and prevent head from getting stuck
-Unbreakable PermaHead™ insert-molded head will not loosen and prevents overstrike breakage
-Shock-absorbing FiberComp® handle is lightweight yet stronger than steel to prevent overstrike damage
-Nonslip grip reduces hand strain and improves control
-Designed in Billnäs, Finland, building on a 360-year history of the world’s best forged tools
-Included sheath helps protects blade and the user
-Head weight: 4.03 lbs., Total weight: 6.28 lbs.
I was originally hesitant to pick this up, instead of replacing my maul. But, this thing does phenomenally! I spent less time time splitting wood, now, and more time enjoying the warm fire.Review by J (on 2/27/13)