Small Forest Axe Same size as the Hunter’s Axe but a more traditional pattern and poll. The blade is thin. The handle is long enough to allow powerful chopping but not too long so it will fit into a rucksack, the back of a car or a boat. Practical for splitting small sticks for the fire or cutting small-diameter limbwood for starter fuel in a fireplace. The axe has a 3 1/4″ face and a 19″ hickory handle and the head weighs 1 1/2 lb. It comes with a grain-leather sheath.