The Short Splitter is designed to allow for maximum splitting power. The substantial head weight combined with a shorter handle enables the user to split even the most stubborn wood and logs. This tool is designed to be used with both hands in order to grip it properly and allow for force to be applied optimally. The “wings” on the side of the axe head are designed to separate the wood effectively so that it will not be brought back up when the user is pulling the axe up for the next strike. This item is delivered with a leather sheath which is made in Lithuania.
While relatively new to the American market, Adler axes have been made in Germany since 1919 when village blacksmith Josef Schmitt set out to make high quality steel products with great heat treats, and has since grown. Now, the company is run by his descendants, who still strive to make great axes with environmental sustainability in mind.