I own a couple of axes now, specifically a Fiskars x7 and a Council Tool Hudson Bay. The x7 measures in at 14" while the Hudson Bay comes in at 26". The x7 packs very nicely and surprises me with its performance by being perfectly capable of handling some large chores. The CT at 1.75lb carries nicely but the handle can be a tad cumbersome at 26". Overall, they have both been great tools for me thus far. I am also experimenting with a CS Trail hawk. My question is, what weight head / handle length works best for you when you are looking at a scenario where you will be packing the axe? Feel free to mention specific models! Small hatchets provide excellent portability but often lack in power. Larger forest axes in the 26" range still allow for packability but become a burden when carrying a large pack. Is the 19" the ultimate compromise?