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9 of the best splitting axes

If you have your own fireplace, or wood burning stove, you'll need a supply of firewood. With a good axe to hand you can split your own logs to size. Here's nine rugged choices of splitting axes to make easy work of chopping logs.

It’s always good to have a healthy supply of firewood ready for when you want to light a fire. Having the right kit to hand makes sense. We pick our favourite axes that will make splitting logs a joy.

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1

HICKORY HANDLE

Wetterling Axes Sweden

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

2

FIBERGLASS SHAFT

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

3

FOR KINDLING

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

4

SWEDISH CLASSIC

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

5

GREAT VALUE

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

6

LEVER MECHANISM

Leveraxe 1 composite handle

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

7

JAPANESE DESIGN

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

8

NON-STICK COATING

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Splitting Axe S1600, 1.6kg,
£64.75, Husqvarna,
husqvarna.com

9

STEEL HANDLE PROTECTOR

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

Details correct at time of publication but are subject to change.