I got home for lunch around 11:30. At 11:31 I was admiring the thing. It IS sharp. It is Orange, so it goes well with the Chainsaw. It appears to be well made and well thought out. I immediately grabbed a small round with no knots in it. <<note: i'm sitting inside right now and i won't be going outside in the heat again today, lol, so I can't verify wood species. This round was about 14" tall and diameter was <10" (that's pretty darn small). I'm not blaming the Fiskars yet, but I took 9 swings to get it into four splits. I guess I need practice. First impression is disappointment. I think it's akin to everyone telling you that a movie is awesome. You go in with high expectations and are let down because it doesn't meet them. I think that this is likely a GOOD tool and that I was expecting a GREAT tool. One round doesn't make a good test, though, so when I get to it, I'll pull out my newly polished axe, my 6lber, my 8lber, my TruTemper splitter, and this Fiskars. After I feel comfortable with my Fiskars skills I'll make a go at a variety of wood and do the comparison right.