Large Splitting Axe
for splitting chunks of wood, "rounds". The axe head
is quite heavy with forged cheeks on both sides of the blade,
"splitting wedge shaped crests" which power apart the
grain of the wood. A Splitting Axe does not just have to slice
into the wood the thick axe blade pushes apart the wood.
The poll of this axe, like the poll on most axes, is definitely
not designed for heavy pounding on a wedge.
The axe has a 3" face and a 27" hickory handle and
the head weighs 3 1/2 lb.