Could be much better ...
Jul 7, 2021
OKish axe head. not well finished. Requires a good amount of work with a bastard file to put an edge on it. Pitiful handle. DO NOT COVER THE WOODEN HANDLE OF A TOO WITH SLICK VARNISH!!! Leave it open, maybe with a simple oil finish... Varnish is a cheap shortcut that diminishes the quality of the product. They made it more about show than go. If I have to fix a brand new tool there's something very, very wrong there.
Mar 21, 2016
Arrived on Wednesday, dressed the edge then out for a test. Tried cutting Yellow Pine and Oak checked the edge after about 15 minutes still sharp. Have used for about one hour still sharp. Great little axe. David