After many years of using a combo maul/sledge, it finally broke. So, after doing quite a bit of research and seeing all the great reviews, I thought I'd give the Fiskars a try. It's half the weight and splits better! I've probably split ~2 cords so far (oak/maple) and it definitely lives up to its description for durability and splitting ability. As a reference, I'm ~6'2" and the length works great. One thing to be careful of is hitting the sharp edge on anything but wood. I got excited and was splitting some wood directly on the ground and of course dinged a rock (can't fault the equipment on that). A file quickly repaired my mistake, but it's just something to keep in mind. Overall a great product!!!