Maybe for a log splitter and still one notch more or less on its working edge; do not depend on it, it will split the log or not. Another thing — the axe of a carpenter or woodcutter: here and the work is not work, if the blade becomes blunt. Not by chance a good master to keep my instrument in a special canvas bag or carefully wrap the rag, burlap. Securely protects the tip of the axe is a simple device consisting of a segment of hose and two rubber bands. The tube is slit lengthwise and fits over the blade, then fixed with rubber bands.