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Top 10 best splitting axes according to Knivesandtools

Looking for a splitting axe? But not sure which one to choose? In this list we will highlight our top 10 splitting axes, based on our own experiences and knowledge. Read about the pros and cons of each axe!

  1. Hultafors splitting axe KLY 7-1.5 RA, 840592
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    Hultafors splitting axe KLY 7-1.5 RA, 840592

    The Hultafors KLY 7-1.5 splitting axe has been one of the most popular splitting axes for years. Simple in terms of design, and very effective. No unnecessary frills. The axe head is forged from Swedish axe steel. The handle is made from American Hickory wood. This wood is exceptional in absorbing blows without breaking. Hultafors has been developing sustainable tools for craftsmen for over 130 years. Products to rely on.

    Pros:

    • Simple and effective design.
    • Top-quality materials such as Swedish steel and American hickory wood.

    Something to take into account:

    • This axe doesn't come with a sheath.
    €118.95
    ± 1 month
  2. Fiskars Norden splitting axe N12
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    Fiskars Norden splitting axe N12

    The Fiskars Norden N12 is a stylish, compact splitting axe. Suited to split smaller logs with a diameter of up to 20 cm. The Norden collection is characterized by the two-piece handle. Made from a hickory wood and FiberComp construction. This innovative construction reduces vibrations if you miss. As such you have the 'feeling' and classic look of the wood, with the modern twist/quality Fiskars is known for. The best of both worlds!

    Pros:

    • Great for small tasks around the house. Like chopping kindling.
    • Stylish and modern design.

    Something to take into account:

    • Not suited for splitting larger logs.
    €78.95
    In stock
  3. Ochsenkopf professional splitting axe BIG OX, OX-635 H-3009
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    Ochsenkopf professional splitting axe BIG OX, OX-635 H-3009

    This Ochsenkopf Big Ox is a hefty axe. Its heavy 3 kg head makes for a devastating impact as soon as it hits the block. While a splitting axe doesn't generally have to rely on its sharpness, this axe is razor-sharp. The edge is even polished!

    Advantages:

    • With striking surface for striking a wedge.

    • With overstrike guard that protects the handle in case of misses.

    Something to take into account:

    • Due to its heavy weight and large size, not suitable for everyone.
    €128.06
    In stock
  4. Fiskars X17 medium-sized splitting maul
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    Fiskars X17 medium-sized splitting maul

    The Fiskars X17 is a medium-sized splitting axe. Made to effectively split small and medium-sized logs or firewood. The Finnish Fiskars uses modern materials and production techniques. The X17, like its bigger brother, the X27, is a good example. It is an updated version of the traditional splitting axe with its wooden handle. The fibreglass reinforced plastic FiberComp handle is stronger than a handle that is merely made from wood. This material can also handle external influences. Think of decay and mould caused by moisture.

    Pros:

    • Rock-solid and corrosion resistant FiberComp handle.
    • Very affordable.

    Something to take into account:

    • Not suited to split larger logs.
    €70.95
    Not available
  5. Hultafors splitting axe KLY 7-0.9 SV, 840581
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    Hultafors splitting axe KLY 7-0.9 SV, 840581

    This Hultafors splitting axe is a great when splitting firewood. It's a little more compact than you are used to from the average splitting axe. Perfect for smaller splitting tasks, or users with shorter arms. The head is shaped as such that it cannot get stuck inside a log of wood. That way, you can keep on working!

    Pros:

    • Top-quality materials: Swedish steel and American hickory wood.
    • Distinctive traditional design.

    Something to take into account:

    • Due to its large size not suitable for small splitting work. For smaller logs, consider the HF840592.
    €71.45
    In stock
  6. WOOX Forte X, splitting axe
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    WOOX Forte X, splitting axe

    The WOOX Forte X is a slightly smaller splitting axe. With a 1000-gram head, it gives a bit less striking power than other axes in this list, but is a lot more convenient and easier to take with you on a camping trip, for example.

    Advantages:

    • Easy-to-replace handle.
    • Leather sheath included.

    Something to take into account:

    • Somewhat less striking power due to lighter head.
    €216.95
    In stock
  7. Adler Short Splitter, red-black, splitting axe
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    Adler Short Splitter, red-black, splitting axe

    The Adler Short Splitter is a tough splitting axe with lots of power. The handle is a bit shorter than that of the Adler Long Splitter splitting axe. The heavy head with the wide wedge pushes the wood apart very effectively. The axe is made entirely in Germany. Perfect for splitting smaller logs!

    Pros:

    • The head is forged from C45 steel. This is a hard carbon steel that is still easy to sharpen.
    • It has a large wedge that masterfully drives the wood apart.
    • The overstrike guard protects the steel in case you miss.

    Something to take into account:

    • Due to its large size not suitable for small splitting work. For smaller logs, consider the ALLSRB.
    €99.95
    In stock
  8. Adler Long Splitter, red-black, splitting axe
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    Adler Long Splitter, red-black, splitting axe

    This is the bigger version of the Adler Short Splitter The Adler Long Splitter is a tough splitting axe with lots of power. The heavy head with the wide wedge pushes the wood apart very effectively. The axe is made entirely in Germany.

    Pros:

    • The head is forged from C60 steel. This is a hard carbon steel that is still easy to sharpen.
    • It has a large wedge that masterfully drives the wood apart.
    • The overstrike guard protects the steel in case you miss.

    Something to take into account:

    • Due to its large size not suitable for small splitting work. For smaller logs, consider the ALSSGB.
    €118.95
    In stock
  9. Fiskars X11 light splitting maul
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    Fiskars X11 light splitting maul

    This Fiskars X11 is a light splitting axe. As such, it's easy to use for everyone. In addition, its light weight means you can even use it with one hand! It is also nice and easy to carry around.

    Advantages:

    • Strong, glass fibre reinforced plastic handle.

    • Coated head, making it easier to remove from wood.

    Something to take into account

    • The handle is quite slim; less suitable for someone with large hands.
    €52.95
    ± 2 weeks
  10. Fiskars Safe-T X39 large splitting axe
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    Fiskars Safe-T X39 large splitting axe

    The Fiskars Safe-T X39 is a large splitting axe. With a total weight of 3000 grams, it is the heaviest from the list. With this axe you can effortlessly cut large logs. The unique aspect of this splitting axe is the axe head which is also enhanced with a polymer head. The head is also slightly curved. This 'hook' helps you move logs. The long handle of the Safe-T X39 gives the axe head extra speed and helps to split the wood smoothly.

    Pros:

    • Because of its weight and size it is great when splitting large logs.
    • Multi-functional axe head.

    Something to take into account:

    • Because of its weight and size it is not suited for everyone.
    €122.95
    In stock

This is our top 10! Which splitting axe appeals to you most? Do you prefer the practical and therefore the Fiskars and Hultafors axes? Or is design also important? WOOX might then be your perfect match. Whichever way you look at it, you cannot go wrong with a splitting axe from this list.

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