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zogger

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I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say it's going to be 1055-1075 high carbon alloy. Holds an edge well and is tough so it won't chip the blade.

I fail to see how this is a trade secret though. Every knife maker on the planet with product worth owning is usually quite proud to state the fine materials they use in their wares.
I would think so, too, as this is being offered as a premium product at a premium price.
 
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Would be interesting to see a video where YOU split firewood. They are two different things, to do something and talk about something.
You're not understanding what I'm trying to say . As I stated , I understand the concept of design and how well it works when used as designed .
What I'm trying to point out is that the side by side videos are not a fair comparison until both tools are used in the most efficient manner .
At least compare them using the same method in similar wood .
I am not in anyway in my previous posts implying that your axe is either good or bad , just pointing out that the side by side is , and I stand by this , worthless (unless you have another video ) .
If you want to send me an axe , or if you have a local dealer here in Nova Scotia that can get me a demo I will buy a cord of local hardwood logs , pick a 1/4 cord from it , divide in 2 and split on video :)
I own 2 mauls , 1 wedge and 3 splitting axes , if there is a better axe out there I want it because it means more time for beer .
Again , not badmouthing your product , I'd love to try it , just not impressed with the marketing .
If anything is still unclear , send me a pm .
 
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I admire your persistence on marketing the product but I think maybe some videos are in order specifically ones in which you split dense hardwood over 20" long like we have here. . Going around a small soft elm log and wacking off 100 match sticks is not really an effective demonstration no one would heat their house with those splinters , we call that kindling fire starters here . How bout some videos that's realistic to what alot of America would use it for. I'm not familiar with your native tree species in Europe but some twisted maple hickory or oak stumps might display the axe more effectively. I always heard the trees are smaller and softer over pond is why I ask
 
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If the tool is still traveling I'd like to try it out here in Vermont. I have a variety of wood to split and some of it would be easier with this tool. For my own use (~10 cord per year) I aim for about 20" length but I have customers who want 16" or 18" lengths….Where is mister twister splitter now?
 
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A real offbrand knockoff, or do you mean the all black fiskars?
It has a red composite handle, cast head. Handle got a few waves at the grip. Can't remember the brand, but it's not ok bolt or husky. Might have been true temper......$31
A real offbrand knockoff, or do you mean the all black fiskars?
 
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Well I can confirm the menards version for $29 works as good as the x27. I was kinda surprised, as I figured there would be something about it that fell short. More time will tell how it holds up, but the splitting ease is there. 4.5lbs.
 

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Well I can confirm the menards version for $29 works as good as the x27. I was kinda surprised, as I figured there would be something about it that fell short. More time will tell how it holds up, but the splitting ease is there. 4.5lbs.
Good to know, may have to pick one up to leave at the hunting cabin.
 

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I would like to see a Fiskars vs Leveraxe head to head comparison with similar sized operators on wood from the same log.
 

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Yeah that's not even close to a comparison.

"The same wood" means the same wood. Not a big chunk of hardwood compared to a short piece of softwood that sounds to be kiln dried.

Those two are about as similar as hunting quail with a 12 gauge is to hunting tigers with a spear.
 
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Yeah that's not even close to a comparison.

"The same wood" means the same wood. Not a big chunk of hardwood compared to a short piece of softwood that sounds to be kiln dried.

Those two are about as similar as hunting quail with a 12 gauge is to hunting tigers with a spear.
If I hit the lottery for some scratch, I'll buy one to check out and review, but 300 clams is taking me too close to a gas splitter, or right at an electric one.

I *would* like to try one though.
 
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Yeah that's not even close to a comparison.

"The same wood" means the same wood. Not a big chunk of hardwood compared to a short piece of softwood that sounds to be kiln dried.

Those two are about as similar as hunting quail with a 12 gauge is to hunting tigers with a spear.
Well, we are a few thousand kilometres apart. That was the closest I could find.
You are most welcome to Finland with your big blogs.
I have used a lot of different conventional axes and mauls. I bet, you haven't used the Vipukirves/leveraxe, so what do you really know about it?
 
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Well, I have about zero body fat. Second, asking price is more than two weeks pay for me. I do hand split, well, slowed down this summer when I hurt my elbow, but I have over 15 cord hanging around I hand split.

Like I said, if I hit the lottery for at least a few thou, I'll buy one and try it out, until then, have to make do with what I have.
 
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Well, we are a few thousand kilometres apart. That was the closest I could find.
You are most welcome to Finland with your big blogs.
I have used a lot of different conventional axes and mauls. I bet, you haven't used the Vipukirves/leveraxe, so what do you really know about it?
My wife is 7/8 Finn 1/8 Norwegian and my dad was 7/8 Finn 1/8 Swede (although I'm a Heinz 57 by blood). So I do my best to try to promote your country whenever I can.

With that being said, no I haven't used the leveraxe. However, I've yet to see any meaningful head to head comparison between the leveraxe and a standard axe. Sure it blows apart ultra dry, straight grained wood as shown in your videos. But so would a Fiskars, Hult Bruks, Gransfors or Walmart cheapie. And the higher performing tools in that group just may outperform the LA. With the lack of an independent review I'm not about to drop over $300 on something that appears "gimmicky".

If there's something of substance I'm all ears. But selling sizzle with no steak isn't going to attract this buyer.
 

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PS if your traveling promo is still floating around I'd love to give it a try. I've got a lot of wood to split this fall to get myself into the 16-17' supply. I'll certainly give it an honest try. I'll even video it, although not sure you all will be able to understand my Minnnneeesoootan accent.
 

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As I said I've yet to find a head to head. The dual view you posted a few pages back compared LA to a Fiskars hatchet and a hultafors chopping axe. Again not a comparison of similar tools.
 
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