My shiny new Gransfors small forrest axe arrived just in time for a big scout group survival course on the Gower peninsular in South wales. It beautifully shaved the hairs on my arms and made short work of creating a friction firelighting set, so all in all I was justifiably proud of my new purchase.
However my pride turned to dismay when I discovered that while I was busy helping to construct a lean to shelter the scout leader had been using my beautifull new axe to chop tree roots out of the ground. My shiny new axe will never be the same again.
The moral of the story is... keep your axe on your belt all the time even when asleep. especially when asleep.