Axes and Striking

How should I care for my axe?

  • Store the axe in a dry place
  • Keep the head lightly oiled when not in use to prevent rust
  • For safety, and to keep the blade sharp, use the protective sheath when the axe is not in use

What is the difference between chopping and splitting?

  • Chopping consists of cutting a horizontal log into segments with multiple swift, sharp, downward strokes of a hatchet or axe
  • Splitting consists of cutting a vertically positioned log in half with a single downward stroke of an axe