Traditionally, an axe has a wooden handle. Fiskars has decided that even an old type of tool such as an axe can be improved. The fibreglass reinforced plastic FiberComp handle of a Fiskars-axe is stronger than a wooden handle. Testing indicates that where a wooden handle breaks, the FiberComp handle can keep going without a problem. The axe head is integrated into the handle and will not come off of the stem. The handle absorbs vibrations and increases grip and comfort during chopping. Fiskars is so convinced of the quality of this concept that the axes are covered by lifetime warranty.
The axe head has a very smooth coating, which helps you to get it out of the wood easier. This coating is very durable. The price of these axes is relatively low, the service life and quality can compete with much more expensive competitors.
The Fiskars X5 is a small, compact axe, meant to carry with you during outdoor activities. Each axe comes with an innovative plastic protective case that is easy to confirm, not sensitive to moisture and can be used to carry or hang up the axe.
The look and feel of the Fiskars axes
Fiskars makes a distinction between axes for heavy-duty use and axes for the lighter tasks. The axes for the lighter tasks are enhanced with a completely black axe head and are mostly great when making kindling and small logs. The axes for the more demanding tasks are enhanced with a silver-coloured cutting edge that masks traces of use. The plastic sheath of the heavy-duty axes is orange to make sure it stands out, making it almost impossible to lose it.