Hey, fellas. Ok, so all I wanted for Christmas was a Fiskars Super Splitting axe, and lo and behold, Santa brought me one. I've been using a number of different mauls over the years, all ranging around 6-8 lbs. So I go out to the pile this morning, rarin' to go with my new axe (only about 4 lbs., mind you.) I get a choice piece of oak onto the block, raise the axe over my head, and come down with all my might. The axe promptly bounces off the wood and the back end of it slams back into my forehead. About a one-inch wide, very deep gash. I had to go into work this afternoon, and boy, I'm never gonna live this one down. My buddies already think I'm nuts for how much I love to split wood, and now I show up looking like a wounded war veteran with a SELF-INFLICTED wound. Strangely, the main thing that was going through my mind was, "If I try it again tomorrow, I wonder if the bleeding will start again?"