Hello all! New guy here, first post and first time axe buyer. This is going to be one of those dreaded, "which should I get" threads that we've all seen on so many forums, but I really could use some help selecting, due to my lack of knowledge. I'll forewarn you, this post may be a bit lengthy. I've decided I'd really like a Gransfors Bruk as my first axe/ hatchet. I know this might seem silly to some, but I have never shied away from paying for quality, and if I have an attachment to an item that makes it more than a tool, I am far more inclined to want to get familiar with it and use it. The aesthetics and hand-forged nature of GB axes does this for me. So now I'll get down to my possible uses: A general camp tool. My camping ranges from backpacking to car camping, but the majority is on a motorcycle. I mention this because ideally I'd like to keep the axe/ hatchet secure on my bike while traveling. Now I've travelled across states with a rifle on my motorcycle, so a slightly larger axe is doable...it's just considerably less handy for locking up at stops. I have locking aluminum panniers that will hold up to about a 21-22" overall length axe. I'd use the axe for pounding in tent stakes, chopping firewood, and the occasional light trail clearing. I don't plan on crafting any log cabins or felling Giant Sequoias. I'd like to learn to do some carving, and generally using an axe to replace larger fixed-blade knives. The GB models I'm most leaning towards are the Small Forest Axe, Scandi Forest Axe, and Large Carving Hatchet. On their website it says that you shouldn't use carving hatchets for chopping and splitting, but the Large Carving Axe has the same head as the Wildlife Hatchet, so I can't imagine it would work on one tool and not the other...and I like the handle of the Large Carving Hatchet better (both length and shape). The Scandi Forest Axe is the most appealing to me of the three, and looks like it would be the most true "axe" of them all, but unfortunately it doesn't meet the sub-22" length (although that is not a total deal killer). I've read nothing but good things about the Small Forest Axe, but in my uneducated opinion, it seems like a bit too much of a compromise. I'd almost wonder if it wouldn't be better to have both a Scandi and a hatchet, than a single Small Forest Axe. Yet maybe that is the allure of only needing one tool. So one question I'd have for folks who have used the Small Forest Axe, is do you think of it as a phenomenal compromise, or do you look at it as a tool that does neither job great? Thanks in advance for any assistance.