This Leveraxe Splitting Axe, Vipukirves 36-inch is now available for purchase on Amazon. There is a lot of debate about how much more effective this is than what is currently available on the market.
Here’s a recent user review of the axe from October:
“I’ve never written an Amazon review even though I’ve purchased some remarkable products (shame on me). However, after purchasing this product and literally tearing through nearly 2 cord of mixed wood (maple, birch, oak) over the weekend I am compelled to sing it’s praises.
This axe is the safest, most efficient, most effective splitting tool I’ve used in 35 years of processing wood. It took a bit to figure out the technique, but once I sorted that out the wood was just exploding on impact. Thankfully I also adopted the tire surround approach shown in the youtube videos so I didn’t have to chase the pieces all over the place.
While I’ve heard from others that they can achieve similar results with an axe, I am convinced that this tool is dramatically safer than either an axe or maul. The Leveraxe does not go through the material and is light enough that I was able to split for several hours at a time without significant exhaustion.
The only remorseful moment I had was when I realized that I only have 3 more cord to split and given how much fun it is to split with the Leveraxe that is just not enough wood. I think I’m going to need to fire up the chainsaw.”