This may be the best hatchet I've ever owned. I needed it to cut down some small trees and vines growing on my fence and it cut very easily. The blade is molded into the handle so even after a lot of use the head didn't loosen and start to wobble around. The handle is also very sturdy and comfortable. I prefer this to wooden handles because it won't swell up if it gets left in the moisture and it won't crack open. I usually leave tools like this under my carport on my workbench, covered with a tarp, so this one is perfect for me.
This was an excellent purchase. This axe is the perfect size for most jobs. It is very sharp and perfect weight in the right places. I have used it so often I don't know how I got thimgs done without it before. It is perfect for chopping the small trees that grow all over my yard and alley and the small branches on larger trees. I bought this at a great price and used my rewards points to get a very great price
Bought his to take on my camping trips, it's light weight but well built. It keeps nice sharp edge too! I also like the blade protector it also makes a nice carrying handle. I like this hatchet so much I bought a 2nd one to keep in my car. It also has a life time warranty form the manufacturer.
Light but works great. Perfect hatchet.
I use this to clean branches off of limbs when cutting down trees and keeping some of the wood for fire wood. It's amazingly efficient and well balanced. Just be careful!
I am a big fan of the Fiskars line of hatchets. They are light, strong, sharp out of the box, and very useful. I have only two problems with this purchase. The first is that, as is the case with all of their axes, the steel on the Fiskars is relatively soft. It takes an edge very well, but it can blunt and roll pretty quickly. But they sell a very inexpensive sharpener specifically designed for axes and hatchets. My other complaint is that I did not receive the hatchet shown in the picture (the X-7) but a very similar model which has an all black handle. The model I have has a raised texture compared to the very slightly grippy orange overlay on the X-7. The difference is mostly a matter of preference but I like to get what I order.