Splitting Axes and Wedges

Splitting Axes and Wedges are specially designed to efficiently split logs for firewood.

Whilst not an axe for cutting wood, they do need to be sharp to get the split started.

Compared to an ordinary axe, designed for cutting, a splitting axe is less likely to get stuck in a log. Typically, they have a thin bit near the cutting edge then become thicker to bust logs apart.

In greenwoodworking they have another use for controlled log splitting using a wooden maul on the axes’ poll to create billets.

They can’t be used as a cutting axe.

We stock Splitting Axes and Wedges from Swedish axe makers Gransfors Bruk and Hultafors.

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