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I bought this axe as an alternative to using a large knife for processing kindling and light chopping.
It will never be as useful as a "full size" axe or hatchet but for general camping duties and battoning it works really well, the extra weight helps when splitting along the grain. Use it with the shaft parallel to the wood that you're chopping for safety.
The axe is a high quality product and quality seldom comes cheap.
It was sharp when delivered and comes with a good Cordura cover/belt loop that holds the axe securely and covers the sharp edge. Just as well as I gave mine a good sharpening, the edge lasts well and now is as sharp as I like, it shaves feather sticks with no problem at all.
So, a high quality camping/light duty axe but not cheap. It will last a long time with the proper maintenance, a good sharpening and a wipe with an oily rag occasionally. :)