I don’t know what the standard of “rivet” in China, like axes with tapered eye and epoxy fill as a retainer of the ax. The first such axe weight 0.6 kg with wooden handle I bought after unsuccessful attempts to find a domestic tool of carbon steel. Chopping axe good, about the level of our full-sized axe, perhaps due to a more narrow profile. And although I used it infrequently, the epoxy took off pretty quickly. Seeing as he was impaled, was disappointed. Thought to make him all-metal, Yes, there was welding.
The second one I bought later. Attracted a very convenient form ax: fiberglass with rubber cover. And inspired the name – “expedition”! Embarrassing, really, the same epoxy in the eye, but I wanted to believe that so many years have come up with something better. However, the new axe does not become “loose”, and after the first strike flew into the bushes.
The idea was counterbore the eyelet under the wooden axe-handle, but then from the walls of the butt is almost nothing left, and the ax was still narrow to have a normal strength. In General, and throw a pity, and cannot be used.
I had to think of as “Chinese” to do relatively light, but strong and powerful axe. Decided as the stick to accommodate a thin-walled pipe.