9 of the best splitting axes

Nine rugged designs to make chopping logs easy work. 

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It's time to prepare your firewood for winter. We pick our favourite axes that will make splitting logs a joy.

HICKORY HANDLE
SA Wetterlings Splitting Axe, 2.2kg,
£84.95, The Bushcraft Store,
thebushcraftstore.co.uk

 

 

FIBERGLASS SHAFT
Log Splitting Axe, 2.72kg,
£24.99, Bulldog Tools,
bulldogtools.co.uk

 

FOR KINDLING
Splitting Axe S X11, 1.1kg,
£44.99, Fiskars,
fiskars.com

 

SWEDISH CLASSIC
Splitting Axe KLY RA, 1.5kg,
£78.48, Hultafors,
hultafors.co.uk

 

GREAT VALUE
The Robin Wood Axe, 760g,
£39, Robin Wood,
robin-wood.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

LEVER MECHANISM
Leveraxe 1 Composite, 3kg,
€165, Vipukirves Heikki Oy,
leveraxe.com

 

JAPANESE DESIGN
Kiwari Axe, 1.3kg,
£109, Niwaki,
niwaki.com

 

 

 

 

 

NON-STICK COATING
Splitting Axe S1600, 1.6kg,
£64.75, Husqvarna,
husqvarna.com

 

 

STEEL HANDLE PROTECTOR
Gränsfors Light Wood Chopper, 1.5kg,
£118, Manufactum,
manufactum.co.uk

 

First published in the October issue of Gardens Illustrated (239)

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