Camping season is upon us and I am tired of splitting wood with a Husqvarna multipurpose axe. We bring most of our wood to car camp so I do not need to cut down trees just split rounds. I looked at available options and for the money I could not resist trying a Fiskar. I have previously owned a Gerber Freescape. I really liked the axe but felt it was a little small and short of handle for splitting and a little to thick in the bit for chopping. I started carrying the multi purpose axe when heading into the woods as it cuts down dead trees and splits, even if it is not the best at either task the weight and handle length make it idea for carrying it into the winter woods for fire needs. I gave the Freescape to my father in law for a next to stove axe and he loves it. The Fiskar comes in either a chopping,x15, or splitting ,x17, model. Both have 23.5 inch handle. The splitting model has very thick cheeks and does not look ideal for my needs. The Freescape has a chopping head and it split a lot of wood us so i decided on the x15 since it had a similar head shape. There was a round of Larch in our parking lot and took a swing, the rounds split apart not problem even with the numerous knots. I handed the axe to my wife and as she picked it up she started smiling and as the axe head hit the wood she sighed in delite, "Easy as cutting a birthday cake with an awesome knife", she exclaimed. I weighed the head of the axe. Comparison between Multi Purpose axe, Fiskar X15 and Gransfor bruk small splitting axe. My wife was just looking out the window and commenting on the split wood in the drive way and how she is less concerned when I am gone in the winter as she likes the new axe so much.