Designed by TV's 'Survivorman,' this lightweight ax has great balance, making it the best choice for one-handed swinging and felling small trees; its compact head is perfect for hammering. The ax isn't large enough for substantial splitting – though we did chop a pile of white oak that would've made Les proud. [$150; lesstroud.ca]
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