Can be managed with one hand. Forged by Gransfors Bruks and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. This design helps the axe to go fast into the wood - and then split efficiently when the thicker part hits and pushes apart the wood. The poll of this axe, like the poll on most axes, is not designed for pounding on a wedge. The head weighs 2 lb. The face is 2 1/2 ". The 20" hickory handle has circular grooves at the grip and steel collar near the head.Comes complete with a grain-leather sheath.