If you are looking for a modern an innovative take of the age-old traditional version of a wood splitting axe, then the below splitting axes are going to be right up your alley.
It is important to note that despite their modern appearance and innovative features, the contemporary takes on the classic wood splitting axe are still designed to efficiently and effectively split wood.
Modern splitting axes are designed to split wood of virtually any type and diameter. However, keep in mind they do their best work with straight-grained wood as opposed to spiral-grained wood.
Their bold fire-engine red heads are noticeably different from traditional axe heads. Long gone is the normal concave wedge, which is instead replaced by an uneven oddly curved head.
Don’t worry about durability though, as both axes are constructed with materials that ensure long-lasting use and reliable performance.
Let’s take a closer look at the two different models.
After reading this review, you should quickly realize that both the Truper Leveraxe and the INTERTOOL Splitting Maul are unlike any other wood splitting axe you’ve ever seen. They are a modern innovation on a traditional tool.
Both axes come with an almost 36-inch handle, which not only provides increased kinetic energy when compared to the overall length of most tradition splitting axes, but also serves as a safety feature. In the rare occasions when you miss the log, the trajectory of the handle guides the axe to strike the ground rather than hitting your leg or foot.
And, it’s not only function that’s different. The handles are painted black and red so the axes can easily be spotted, even if you set it down where there’s thick undergrowth.
As with all other products from Truper Herramientas from Mexico & Intertool from Ukraine (the manufacturer), you can rely on both axes for durability and excellent craftsmanship. Long distinguished as a leading manufacturers of cast metal products, these companies have channeled their efforts to produce heavy-duty axe heads.
Another common trait shared by both axes is that their beautifully painted heads are matched and expertly attached with an equally rugged handle that effectively absorbs vibrations and operates normally even at low temperatures.
The appealing designs of both axes came as a result of careful design and testing with refinements at every stage. If you’re looking to modernize your wood splitting without having to go powered, you’ll definitely want to check out one of these two very interesting and worthy splitting axes.