Happy New Year to all. I got a new Arvika 5 Star axe from Doc Jastad. I reallylike the axe and the size of it, but it needs to be ground. I tackled it with an angle grinder and 50 grit, and I have thinned the cheeks quite a bit. I want it for an all around axe to use on frozen softwood and the occasional piece of hardwood. How much of a compromise in performace do you need to make to get an all around axe? I'm comparing it to my Baileys Competition/work axe and an Oxhead Champion on the performance side, and to a 3.5 lbs Bahco single bit on the work side. Right now, I have thinned out the Arvika quite a bit, but it still doesn't penetrate like even the 3.5 lbs Bahco. If anyone has any tips to offer on grinding to get penetration and still throw a chip that would be great. Also, how do you achieve a good balance for an all around axe? Or with this axe should I set it up for softwood and frozen softwood and not try for an all around axe?