Pros: Head Material, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Balance, None
Design didn't fit my needs
Nice steel and high quality sheath. Good size for a pack. I ran into a problem splitting kindling from scrap boards. The profile of the blade is more tear shaped instead of a wedge. Once the blade bit into the boards it would skew/twist once it transitioned from the cheek to the eye of the blade head. It would cause the wood to ride down the handle most of the time. This shape saves on some weight in the pack but hurts the functionality in my opinion. Fine for limbing and falling, not so much for splitting boards for kindling. I will look for a more wedge shaped blade design and make my son pack this one around. He's more likely to go out felling trees.