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Top 10 best splitting axes according to Knivesandtools

Looking for a splitting axe? But not sure which to choose? In this list we will highlight our top ten splitting axes. Based on our own experiences and knowledge. With the pro's and con's 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 comes without sheath.
    €119.00
    ± 1 month
  2. Fiskars X27 large splitting maul
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    Fiskars X27 large splitting maul

    The Fiskars X27 is, with a total length of 91.5 cm, the the longest splitting axe in this list. Made to effectively split medium-sized and heavy tree trunks or firewood. The Finnish Fiskars uses modern materials and production techniques. The X27 is a great 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.
    • Plastic sheath with lock.

    Something to take into account:

    • Because of its size it is not suited for everyone.
    €72.00€89.95
    In stock
  3. 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 to split larger logs.
    €79.95
    In stock
  4. Hultafors splitting axe Hult 1.5 Premium, 841740
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    Hultafors splitting axe Hult 1.5 Premium, 841740

    The Hultafors Hult 1.5 splitting axe looks a lot like the previously mentioned Hultafors KLY. The Hult axe, however, is a part of the Premium collection. These are Hultafors axes that are of a slightly better quality than the rest. These axes are enhanced with a better type of steel and come with a nice leather sheath. The best choice for those looking for a little more. The Hult 1.5 is great when splitting firewood. The heavy, 1500-gram axe head will have a devastating effect when it hits the block.

    Pros:

    • Part of the Hultafors Premium collection.
    • Leather sheath to protect the edge.

    Something to take into account:

    • Is a little more expensive than the Hultafors KLY 7-1.5.
    €149.00
    ± 1 week
  5. 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.
    €119.00
    In stock
  6. Adler Super Splitter, red-black. splitting axe
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    Adler Super Splitter, red-black. splitting axe

    The Adler Super Splitter has a thick, heavy head that bites into the wood with great force. The German Adler has been around for over 100 years. All axes are 100% made in Germany. Unique about this splitting axe is the wedge-shaped design of the head. It ensures that the wood is pushed apart and helps you split large logs in mere seconds. Placed underneath the head you will find a metal overstrike guard. It will protect the handle if you miss. The axe handle is enhanced with a layer of non-slip paint that makes it very pleasant to hold.

    Pros:

    • Thick, wedge-shaped head that pushes the wood apart.
    • Metal overstrike guard and anti-slip paint on the axe handle.

    Something to take into account:

    • The anti-slip paint feels coarse and is not for everyone.
    €107.00
    In stock
  7. WOOX Forte X, splitting axe
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    WOOX Forte X, splitting axe

    The WOOX Forte X splitting axe radiates class. This is mostly the result of the tough, black, water repellent anti-slip layer on the axe handle. And the stunning leather sheath. With a weight of 1000 grams this is not a heavy splitting axe. As such it is very versatile in use and easy to take with you when you go camping. Like a tomahawk, the handle is easy to replace. This is because it's not attached to the head by means of a wedge, but rather it widens a bit at the end so that the head 'bites' into the wood.

    Pros:

    • Water-repellent anti-slip layer that reduces the chances of corrosion due to moisture.
    • Easy-to-replace axe handle.

    Something to take into account:

    • Because of its weight it is less suited to split large, fresh logs.
    €199.00
    ± 1 week
  8. Ochsenkopf Spalt-Fix splitting axe, OX 248 E-2501
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    Ochsenkopf Spalt-Fix splitting axe, OX 248 E-2501

    The Ochsenkopf Spalt-Fix splitting axe is a large splitting axe with an axe head of no less than 2500 grams. The axe head is forged from C60 steel. This steel is characterized by its toughness and long life. The handle is made from ash wood. The Ochsenkopf axes represent perfection and safety ever since 1781. That is a very long time! This experience in the axe world is used to produce some of the best axes in the world. That is why this Ochsenkopf axe deserves a spot in this list.

    Pros:

    • Because of its weight and size it is great when splitting large logs.
    • Leather sheath to protect the edge.

    Something to take into account:

    • Because of its weight and size it is not suited for everyone.
    €62.50
    In stock
  9. Estwing Fireside Friend Splitting tool blue, E3-FF4
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    Estwing Fireside Friend Splitting tool blue, E3-FF4

    The Estwing Fireside Friend Splitting Tool is very compact and packs a punch! Despite its size it only weighs 2000 grams. While you usually use two hands to control a splitting axe, you can easily use one hand for this Estwing axe. It was specifically designed to split kindling for a campfire. Estwing axes have a unique position. These axes are known in the United States as the world's first, best and, in the eye of most, the only massive forged axes. This means that the axe head and handle are forged from one piece of steel. There is no wooden handle that can break or needs to be maintained.

    Pros:

    • Robust construction forged from one piece of steel.
    • Because of its compact size you can easily take it with you when you go camping.

    Something to take into account:

    • Not suited to split larger logs.
    €74.00
    In stock
  10. Müller Biber Classic-S 1800g, 7225,12, splitting axe
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    Müller Biber Classic-S 1800g, 7225,12, splitting axe

    The Müller Biber Classic-S is a large splitting axe with a classic design. Müller has been around ever since 1675. This Austrian forge still traditionally produces its axes by hand. You can tell when you look at the finish of the head. The axe head is enhanced with a broad cutting surface. Because of the wedge-shaped head the wood is pushed apart as you split it. The Biber Classic S splitting axe comes with a handmade leather sheath.

    Pros:

    • Thick, wedge-shaped head that pushes the wood apart.
    • Leather sheath to protect the edge.

    Something to take into account:

    • In terms of finishes a little less refined than other axes from this list.
    €119.00
    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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