So today my new Council Tools Flying Fox came today from Baryonyx Knife Company ( @FortyTwoBlades ) , with the edge refinement option. It came very sharp, such that I didn’t have to do any work on it. I’m one of those guys who obsessively sharpens things because almost nothing ever comes sharp enough from the factory. I couldn’t believe it. The bevel on the top of the bit rides to one side, but I don’t feel like it effects the performance much and for $4 the edge refinement service is unbelievable. I couldn’t be much happier, especially for about 50 bucks, shipped. Too long, didn’t read? I want another one already! It’s worth the money. It seems Baryonyx gives these a good inspection before shipping them out. The handle grain is really as good as it gets. The head is firmly seated, and best of all those handle stickers came right off! The handles are waxed- I kind of like the feeling of the wax- it’s grippy, not slick. It’s worth the money. I’ve seen better wedge jobs, but in much more expensive axes. I do not see this impacting the performance at all, and for such an inexpensive too you gotta cut corners somewhere. I don’t expect this handle to last forever, but it’s got a fighting chance of making it a long time. This is worth the money. It was dark by the time I got home to use it, but you know I gotta use it. Here’s after my third or fourth (and badly placed) strike. Swings like a dream, and the chips fly. Feels great in the hand, and makes my Estwing feel cumbersome. Worth every penny. I finished that one off and went to a new section of this maple tree. I love watching those chips fly. It gets great velocity, and honestly feels effortless. 15” half verses 13” on the Estwing is barely noticeable, except that my strikes are consistently about 1 1/2” too far. I guess I really got a feel for the Estwing. It’s a great hatchet- where has this thing been all my life? I finished cutting this ~6-8 inch diameter (estimated... I should go measure) up into six sections in probably under a half hour. I’ll be asking for another one for Christmas. That probably isn’t a reasonable request, but it’s inexpensive, and frankly I’d love to have 10 of these. I know the OP @leozinho might still be on the hunt, but I know what I’d suggest. I haven’t tried splitting with it yet, but I’m confident it’ll do the trick. A person cannot go wrong with this one. I’d love to get one of these on a boys axe handle and have a go. This is the axe I wish I always had, but especially last weekend on my camping trip.