Over half the cost and they are excellent splitters, I wasn't convinced until I watched a few YouTube videos. I've just split with relative ease half an oak trunk that dropped 2 years ago. I agree that splitting segments of each ring is the best way with larger or more knotty pieces. Mine is one of these, at 1st glance you thing the shaft is too short but it works incredibly well. I paid £49.99 for mine in a sale. Fiskars 1015643 | DW ToolshopSo why on earth would I want a Fiskars with a plastic handle, it would probably give me blisters and is likely to be too thick, as I prefer a slim shaft which flexes ?
Before this I had a Roughneck Splitting Maul for big or knotty stuff; it worked ok but does tend to smash wood rather than spilt it.