I bought myself a new axe last week: I'd been thinking about the Small Forest Axe for a while but I got to try one out recently and I felt it wouldn't be ideal as a two-handed axe for me (6'2" and 15 stone ) and a two-hander was what I wanted.
So I decided to go with another axe - about 2lb head, 20-some inch handle - based off a couple of recommendations here and elsewhere. It arrived, I took it into the garage and sharpened it up by hand, oiled the handle. She's looking fine...
I'm feeling very pleased at this point. I took a couple of experimental swipes into a handy log.
That didn't sound right...
Nah, that definitely wasn't right. (Hope you can see the crack)
The edge itself was undamaged, as it had only hit wood (not the concrete floor). You can see a bit of duct-tape adhesive in the pic.
So my question is has anyone else experienced this, or am I just super-unlucky? And what two-handed axe would you recommend?
The axe is going back to the retailer for a refund, by the way...