With its Froe Fixed Blade Knife, Schrade reimagines and re-engineers an ancient cutlery staple for the modern knife user, adding versatility and generally improving the overall wielding experience. The Schrade Froe is inspired by the shake axe or "froe," an L-shaped tool used to split wood vertically by hammering the blade edge into the end of a log or plank in the direction of the grain, then twisting the blade by rotating the handle. Often used in combination with mallets to split timber, fashion planks, wooden shingles or kindling, the froe is safer and more accurate than a hatchet, as users don't swing the blade. With its characteristic rectangular blade, Schrade's updated version retains the original's extraordinary wood-splitting prowess, but drops the L-shaped handle in favor of a more user-friendly, versatile straight fixed-blade design. Forged from tough-as-nails, profesional grade 1070 high carbon steel, the Schrade Froe's 8 1/2" full tang blade is razor sharp and perfect for a variety of cutting jobs - butchering game, hacking limbs and undergrowth, debarking branches and trees, and - of course - effortlessly reaping flat planks from round logs with just a twist of the wrist. The tough-yet-lightweight TPE handle is subtly textured for a comfortable, no-slip grip and includes a convenient lanyard hole for tethering. And you don't have to be an extreme wilderness adventurer or even a casual outdoorsman to benefit from the Schrade Froe. This handy implement is great for countless chores around the house or farm, as well - like splitting firewood, cleaving rope, clearing brush and more. The Schrade Froe is also easy to transport, via the included heavy duty polyester belt sheath with leg strap. Hatchets are fine for specific tasks, but the Schrade Froe is better. So stop wrestling with that one-trick pony of a miniature axe and trade up to the Schrade Froe Fixed Blade Knife! It'll make quick work of your wood chopping needs, and, unlike a hatchet, will still have plenty of utility left to spare when you've chopped your last log.