Stopped for bottle of red for spag bol and made this purchase from the middle Isle of Lidl.
It comes with a good sharp edge and has a nice well designed little handle.
It was only £20 so .
Anyone used any fiskars (finland) products before?
Watch for scale purposes.
If they work as intended I'm good buddy.
Some of the axes, as the knives, look like works of art. If I really enjoy the wild camping I have planned I may splash out on something fancier but this will do well for time being.
I have the same with a longer handle since 25 or 30 years. That's a no nonsense high quality tool, and like the Mora knifes a good example, that European production also can be offered relatively cheap.
But I ask myself, if these different as usual looking ones really are made in Finland. Once I have seen non Finish made Fiskars tools in a German hardware shop.
Anyway. It's surely good.
It's offered on the German Lidl page too, by the way, together with other garden tools and also a pocket saw.
My point is, that the usual Finnish ones look like that:
I’ve had the Gerber version of this for 25 years since it first came out, called the baxe, a good will axe great for kindling prep, awful for anything heavier de to the short handle length, i rectified this by making a longer handle to fit into the shaft and works a treat!
The kindling prep was the main reason I picked it up. I have bought a Lars Falt ( waiting on delivery) and really don't plan on using a knife that nice as a makeshift axe. I'm new to this and wince everytime I watch a vid of someone batoning wood with a beautiful knife.
A 7-8 years ago, I used X7 axe. It's good but there are many better on the market.
My colleagues had the X5 model. I've had a chance to test it. IMO it's not good tool. It's like a X7 with broken leg.
Interesting facts - Fiskars is the oldest Finnish cmpany, founded in 1649. It is one of the oldest companies in the world. They produce not only in Finland, some products are manufactured in different parts of the world, e.g. some spade models are produced in Poland.