Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Whats not to like
I've had the Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest axe for about 4 weeks now, I bought it to accompany me during felling operations this summer as I'm working as a sawyer. Right out of the box I was impressed, I started drooling when I removed the sheath and saw the hand forged head and everything it promised to me in its glean. All jokes aside this axe is by far my favorite piece of kit I own. Mainly working with Ponderosa, this lovely tool makes quick work of removing bark, sounding, clearing work space, limbing downed trees and even felling (9 inches so far) Branches the size of your fist will be sliced in one swing if you hit it right. I've been letting my cohorts use the axe and the handle has held up well to misses and everything else that can happen. I've been using a Lanskys puck to sharpen it out in the field but I just got some King wet stones I will be taking out with me from now on. I will also be using this axe in the winter for processing larger pieces of wood for winter camping. Now that I've seen what it can do, I have full confidence.