Cost just a few pence under £36 delivered, a fiver was the delivery, so cheap compared to a fiskars which is about £50 plus delivery. 28" is labelled 1kg and that must be the head weight as the axe is 1.485 kg on the kitchen scales. Larger is 32", labelled as 1.8kg, total weight 2.2kg. I find it hard to believe the larger axe has a lighter handle so the marked head weights are perhaps 100+g off.... Smaller must be about 2.5lb head, larger about 4lb.
Compared to the x27 and x17
Construction is basically the same so if the materials are as good I'm sure they will last very well. Details differ a little of course. Hafts are thicker, especially near the head, then the fiskars but not enough to be trouble. The nylon sections however feel very very slick! Or maybe it's just the pitch on my fiskars that makes them grippier. I may have to take the sand paper to the new ones. The blue sections are very nice soft and grippy rubber though, and Palm swell good so no concern about letting go.
As you can see the heads aren't quite the same shape as the fiskars
If t have to check the fiskars weights but both the x25 ripoff and the x21 rip off felt lighter than the x27 and the x17.
And the all important profiles... They aren't razor sharp, I'll get the file out but they weren't blunt.
Similar but slightly narrower than the fiskars, the faux x25 had the same sort of concave profile, but the faux x21 had a pretty straight wedge.
Finally the feel in use. Just like the fiskars there is no harshness, the hollow nylon handle works well. I spent 40 minutes splitting some Conifer and Oak and seemed to pull a lot of knotty bits off the pile. Both axes split as well as I expected, fine. Personally I wish the 28" had a heavier head....tbh I wish for the x23 to appear one day, 30" handle and 3.5-4 lb head... That would suit me I reckon... Alas no. However these 2 will be fine. The larger one felt unbalanced and head heavy for the first couple of swings but less so as I became more familiar with it.
Difficult to know for sure yet but they seemed to split about as well as the fiskars and despite the narrower profile didn't stick markedly more.
At 1/3 rd the price of a fiskars, bargain so far!