The taper of the 36" Splitting Axe is flared similar to a splitting wedge, eliminating the need for a wedge saves the owner an extra step, leading to greater efficiency when splitting logs, which spells out savings in time, effort and strain on the body. It has the capacity to split medium and large-sized logs with a single strike and it's shock absorbing handle helps in prevention of overstrike injury. Blade length: 3.2". Overall length: 28.5". Weight: 86.7 oz.