I've just recieved a Small Forest Axe (GB who else) but it seems to have a bit of damage, being a bit new to some of this gear I don't know if it will be a problem, where the metal staple is hammered in at the head it has slightly split the shaft wood only ever so slightly, will this cause a problem?
also at the bottom of the shaft where the 'eye' hole is the wood has frayed a bit, should I send it back or am I just being unduly critical?
Thanks for any help :-? :?: