Traditionally, an axe has a wooden handle. Fiskars has decided that even an old type of tool such as an axe can be improved. The fibreglass reinforced plastic FiberComp handle of a Fiskars-axe is stronger than a wooden handle. Testing indicates that where a wooden handle breaks, the FiberComp handle can keep going without a problem. The axe head is integrated into the handle and will not come off of the stem. The handle absorbs vibrations and increases grip and comfort during chopping. Fiskars is so convinced of the quality of this concept that the axes are covered by lifetime warranty.
The axe head has a very smooth coating, which helps you to get it out of the wood easier. This coating is very durable. The price of these axes is relatively low, the service life and quality can compete with much more expensive competitors.
Each axe comes with an innovative plastic protective case that is easy to confirm, not sensitive to moisture and can be used to carry or hang up the axe.
The Fiskars X17 is a medium-sized splitting maul. The keil shaped forged axe head pushes the wood apart and helps to quickly and effectively cleave small logs or firewood. The weight is limited to 1570 grams, to make sure the axe can be used well by anyone.
The 2015 update
Fiskars has updated their axes for 2015. The handles have a better structure for more grip and comfort. This way you don’t need to pay as much attention on holding the axe properly where you can focus more on controlling the axe.
Also Fiskars differentiates between axes for heavy use and axes for lighter work. The ones you can use for lighter work have a full black axe head and can be used for tinder and small chopping. The axes designed for heavier duty have been designed with a silver cutting edge on which you won’t see damages as much. The axes are really suited for tough jobs! Also Fiskars has changed the sheaths of the larger axes. These are also orange so they stand out more and you won’t lose them.
Also the size of the axes are mentioned now:
- Fiskars X5: XXS
- Fiskars X7: XS
- Fiskars X10: S
- Fiskars X11: S
- Fiskars X17: M
- Fiskars X21: L
- Fiskars X25: XL
- Fiskars X27: XXL