Winner of the Red Dot Best of the Best 2019 award. Combining a deep heritage in axe craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, Fiskars® Norden® N12 Splitting Axe (19 in.) offers optimal performance for splitting logs. Allowing for comfortable one- or two-handed use, this axe is crafted of the highest quality materials. It features a first-of-its-kind tumble-varnished hickory wood handle with FiberComp™ overstrike protection and an over-molded axe head for the strongest, safest head & shaft connection. Its double-hardened, precision-ground carbon steel blade stays sharper longer, and a low-friction blade coating keeps the head from getting stuck. Like every Fiskars® axe, this log splitting axe employs perfected weight distribution, advanced blade geometry, an ultra-sharp edge and a virtually unbreakable design. A flared handle offers improved grip and control, and its recycled leather sheath provides safe storage.