I was at wal mart last night and seen a clearance rack back in home and garden. While looking i seen two X25's with the other axes which was the first time if seen them there. No price so i took to scanner and they were $19.99 each so i bought both of them. Ive been thinking about the X27 but couldnt beat the price on these. This morning i go out and give it a try. I grab a piece of ash first which splits great with my 6lb maul anyway and proceeded to scare the hell out of myself. It went through so easy and came real close to my foot. I went to a little taller chopping block and moved a little closer from there on out. Moved to some elm which was still tough but i got farther with the X25 then my 6lb maul. Well after this morning my rent a splitter pile got a little smaller. Not to bad for a $20 investment.