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Got one of these at Home Depot last night:



I needed something to split some smaller logs to make kindling wood for the fireplace. (Just got a Stihl chainsaw) Sharp and handy, just about the right size for what I need. I wouldn't want to cut down a big tree with it, but it could do it. Heavier than a hatchet, lighter than a double bit ax. All steel neck so you don't have to worry about splintering the handle.
 
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Estwings are pretty darn good! They used to be the thing to have when I was a Boy Scout.

Having said that, the mid-length axe CAN be more dangerous if not handled carefully. If you miss, that blade is about boot height, instead of plowing up roots. Having said that, there is a "Hudson's Bay" axe in my car trunk, next to the shovel.
 

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I picked up a old Eastwing at a Auction for $3. It is one of the handiest cutting tools I own for clearing brushy areas and cutting small trees.
 

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The Estwing axes and hatchets too are top of the line. I need to head out to Home Depot and see if they have one I can buy for myself.
 

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Just picked one up a couple of days ago after reading this post. I split a mess of kindling with it and love it. I've even been carrying it while walking the dogs at night.
 

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I have had that same ax for about 20 years. Still going strong. I also have one of their hatchets with the stacked leather grip.
 

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Hey
How do you think it would be for throwing?? I considered the ax but also been looking at others. Does the steel go all the way to the handle??
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