Our Review of the Fiskars X27 Splitting Axe

For those looking for a one line review, I will leave you with this: This is basically the best splitting axe out there.

Now, with that out of the way let’s move on to the meat of the review.

Before we start, it’s important to keep in mind that the length of the axe will dictate how natural your swing is, and ultimately the safeness of the axe may be comprised if you use one that is too short for your height. I am 5’10” and the 36″ Fiskars works perfectly for me.

One of the key selling points of this axe is it’s very low weight. Weighing in at just 4 lbs, it may not seem like a big difference at first, but after splitting a couple cords of wood, the difference of the light weight is so large that you will never want to go back to a heavy one. Also, where the blade and handle meet, the handle is actually molded around the blade, instead of being inserted into it. It’s small differences like this that help this axe improve your quality of life.

This axe comes with a very sharp blade of course, and retains this sharpness for quite some time. I’ve personally been chopping all sorts of hardwoods and it can handle everything that I throw at it. Sometimes I split the wood a little differently if it’s a really tough piece, like chopping the outer rings where they are the weakest.

You can search around online for more splitting axe reviews and see if another one better fit your needs. What you really need to think about is whether or not you even want to split and chop wood by hand, or just get a electric or gas powered one. Both will get the job done, but doing it by hand still has its secondary benefits like getting a nice workout!