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Don't know what you all use but for all my axe work I use Oschenkopf axes. The area where I am has produced five supreme national champs and these were recommended a long time ago.

 

I wouldn't use anything else. Still got Elwells, Gilpins etc but they lag in performance. The Oschenkopf take a fantastic edge and I usually re-helve them with shorter ash. The steel really rings and at 1250g are just right.

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I use a number of gransfors axes really like them, been using the large splitting axe quite abit lately :)

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I have always prefer Elwell, which I find superior to axes people rave about such as Fiskar, Gransfor, etc.

 

Of course it depends to what use you put the axe but for splitting an axe head should be curved in 3 planes

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