Fiskars X7 universal axe made better: meet the Fiskars X14
Check out the new and improved Fiskars X series! The popular Fiskars X7 universal axe has some new features that make it even better, safer, more durable and more manageable. Its new name: the Fiskars X14 Universal Axe! Like the X7, its size and low weight make the X14 an ideal trekking axe, camping axe and universal axe. This axe is suitable for making kindling and chopping through branches up to approx. 10 cm in diameter. This is already the 5th generation of this very popular axe series. Knivesandtools will explain the new upgrades!
Differences between the Fiskars X7 and X14: axe head
The axe head has a new design with a thinner shape and a longer sharpened edge. It provides the axe with more stability during use. In addition, the improved geometric shape of the axe head ensures a perfect weight distribution. This improves your power during impact. Moreover, this new and improved shape makes it easier to remove the axe from a block of wood should it become stuck.
The steel is double-hardened for extra strength and the special coating reduces friction as well as the risk of the axe getting stuck in the wood. The stability and increased control offered by a wide and high axe head make it even to safer to use this axe. It reduces the risk of accidents or injuries during use. Of course, it's still important to use the correct technique.
Differences between the Fiskars X7 and X14: handle
One of the things that immediately stands out about this axe is its curved handle. This curvature provides an improved wrist position and more comfort while using the axe.
Another notable improvement that significantly improves the overall user experience is the SoftGrip. The SoftGrip is the orange part of the handle. Its main function is to effectively absorb the shocks of impact. The X7 already featured this SoftGrip, but on the Fiskars X14 it takes up a larger part of the handle to absorb shocks even better. This provides significantly more comfort during use. Of course, the Fiskars X14 splitting axe retains its distinct black and orange colours.
Fiskars X7 and X14: general upgrades
Some upgrades are true for all new Fiskars X axes. Read more about the Fiskars X series upgrades here. While the Fiskars X axes retain their robust FiberComp handle, the construction has been upgraded to improve lifespan. Improvements have also been made to the axe heads. Some have a higher and thinner edge, giving more efficient results. Other axes have actually been made thicker so that you can split large pieces of wood with more ease. Another notable improvement is the longer SoftGrip™. This is the orange part of the handle that absorbs the shock of impact. This provides significantly more comfort during use.
These modifications make the Fiskars X axes more durable and more efficient. There's always a suitable Fiskars X axe for your needs!