Axes... to hammer wedges, or not?
I've heard mixed views on whether or not it's a good idea to use the poll of an axe as a hammer, for example to drive wedges into wood you're splitting.
Can anyone give an even semi-definitive answer on this?
If it helps I currently have a Husqvarna Hatchet http://www.britishblades.com/forums/...ad.php?t=73302 which has a "wooden wedge" as shown here http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16606 and a circular "metal wedge" rather than the straight one as shown in that same link.
To hammer or not to hammer? That is the question.