This morning, I got an advertising email from AllOutdoor featuring an intriguing new gizmo:
Some crazy Finn has gone and reinvented one of mankindâ€™s oldest tools: the axe. Check out that picture â€” it doesnâ€™t even look like an axe, but it splits wood like nobodyâ€™s business.
The Vipukirves Leveraxe is designed to flip around to the side right after impact and break off pieces of the log. So unlike with a regular axe, youâ€™re encouraged to strike near the sides of the log. Itâ€™s also way safer, especially when you include a tire to catch flying pieces of wood.
You can buy them off the Vipukirves website for 193 euros, which right now is over $260.00. Yeah, I kinda want one.
I notice that the wood getting chopped successfully in the video looks like birch (which figures, they’ve got a lot of birch in Finland). But, how, I wonder, would this axe work on oak? (In Pennsylvania, we burn oak.)