"I lived in Sweden for a few years and have cut and seasoned tons and tons of firewood. Alas, I left all my lovely axes there when I moved back, but I know my axes. For £12, this is a good value general purpose hand axe. Reasonable hickory handle and the head profile is general purpose - somewhere between what in Sweden would be a birch cleaving and a hardwood axe. Despite the sales description, the axe comes blunt and needs to be sharpened before use. Lots of guides on the internet, but you really need a file and an axe stone or equivalent to get a good edge. Once sharpened it is fine. Not in the same league as a Gränsfors, but good value for 12 quid."