now that we don't have our old fisher stove that would burn anything, I need to start thinking about all the kindling I will need for the new stove- although advertised as 8 hr burn time, expect I will be starting a lot of fires. My husband does all the splitting and I would like to help with the kindling making but need a tool that I can handle. What do you recommend? I see many of you having fiscar in your handles - I don't think I could wield the 25 or 27...what about their smaller hatchets? I also saw a product called the smart splitter - anyone using this? I don't mind physical work and being outside, actual enjoy it to the inside stuff. My husband has an old splitting maul with a welded handle - he loves it and I have suggested he look at the 25 or 27 but he broke so many handles when he was younger, he died and went to heaven when his friend welded a pipe handle on his splitting maul.