When I first saw Fiskars’ axes, including the Fiskars 7854 Super Splitter Axe, I was really skeptical. First off, the Fiskars I know makes scissors. Nice scissors, but not what I typically think of when it comes to the burly, flannel-shirt-wearing, sweaty lumberjack business of chopping wood. Plus the plasticky looking handle doesn’t inspire much confidence. Despite my skepticality (yup, made that up), the Fiskars axes perform well.
Mine has taken the abuse of chopping up roots, splitting wood, and has survived my poor target aim countless times. The high-quality carbon steel blade has a PTFE coating, which reduces friction to help remove the blade from the wood. Mine has kept a sharp edge very well. It turns out the the 28-inch handle is not plastic, it’s sturdy glass fiber-reinforced polyamide. The Cliff’s Notes version of that; the axe is super light and very strong.
The Fiskars 7854 comes with a plastic sheath for safe storage and includes a lifetime warranty. The Fiskars 7854 Super Splitting Axe is available for your wood splitting pleasure for under $50.