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Based on their promotional video showing the manufacturing process, the head appears to be forged (a cylindrical steel blank is heated red hot and then squeezed into the final shape), not cast.
Google search indicates they are made (and tested) by Fiskars in Finland.
I believe the axe heads are the same, and the handles differ in some way. Function is presented as the same. Comfort may be different in the X27.
Nope it is hallow and the end is open, as far as I know most of their axes are hollow on the end... the Maul is filled though.
YES! If you have had any amount of time on a maul you will love this axe. With that said it is no miracle worker or magic trick, stubborn logs are just going to be tough to split no matter what.
This splitting axe has stayed razor sharp for me. I haven't need to sharpen.
There is nothing to fear. Many plastics, lubricants, and in this case the carbon fiber handle, have been molded with a petroleum based epoxy that put it on California's list. This is a great axe for splitting firewood. Your husband will love it.
It splits harder the my neighbor's wife.