The Sledg Axe is the most powerful and heaviest axe made for splitting logs and large chunks of wood. It has a hardened striking face in the neck and can therefore be used as a sledge or in combination with a splitting wedge. NOTE! Only sledge axes can withstand use as a sledgehammer. Husqvarna wooden handle axes are hand forged featuring high quality, precision ground Swedish steel and premium hickory shafts. Comes with a grain-leather guard for protection.