This premium Muller Splitting Axe by Mueller is hand forged in Austria at the Himmelsberger Zeughammerwerk (since 1675) from top quality steel and then expertly hardened and tempered for the best combination and hardness and toughness. The edge is razor sharp and ready for immediate use. The Axe is designed for splitting medium to large size chunks of wood. The unique wedge-shaped head makes for very efficient splitting. This axe has a 3 kg forged head, 85cm Hickory handle and an overall weight of about 4kg. Made in Austria. Important – this axe is not designed for pounding a splitting wedge. You need a forged splitting maul for pounding.