The flexible handle-fixation reduces the blows or the vibrations to the hand if the wood is not accurately hit. The absorbing element in the handle cover reduces the strikes while splitting by up to 70%. Additionally damage to the handle by mis-hits is reduced by the steel cover. The axe is forged in one piece, undergoes a special hardening, and is polished, powder-coated and comes with a polished and clear coated blade. With high-quality hickory handle.