Gerber and Fiskars both make useful axes for homeowners. These tools both have extra-wide, V-shaped heads to make splits bigger. This aids both of these in giving you more one-strike splits than other axes do. How do they compare, though? Let’s take a look at the Gerber 36-inch Power Splitting Axe and the Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe and see what differences there are.
When you look at the list of features of these two different brands of axes, you will notice that they are almost identical. They both have 36-inch FiberComp handles that are lightweight, yet harder than steel, with a non-slip grip.
They both have heavy, large V-shaped heads made of forged steel to give them power, and those heads are both coated with a non-friction coating to help keep the blade from getting stuck in your wood.
Last, but not least, they both have extremely sharp cutting edges that take quite a bit to wear down and protective leather sheaths to cover them.
When you read reviews on these two axes, you’ll see that the Fiskars one has an inseparable insert-molded head that cannot come loose from its handle and helps prevent breakage from overstrikes. Fiskars also claims to have a perfect power-to-weight ratio to help ensure that its tool is well-balanced.
We agree with all of Fiskars’ advertising, but the Gerber axe looks and feels the exact same way. So, which is better? We believe that they are equal, which makes sense since Gerber is owned by Fiskars. The only noticeable difference is the color of the handle. It is strictly your preference.
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