NEW INVENTION: Physics-exploiting axe splits wood in record time.
A new kind of axe that makes it much easier and safer. Yes, axes have existed since time immemorial, but apparently there’s still room for improvement.
It’s essentially acting as a lever instead of a wedge (Vipukirves translates as Leveraxe). A regular axe needs to be driven downward with enough force to separate wood along the grain. That’s a lot of force, and if a log is hit off center, the axe blade can deflect at unexpected angles. That’s not good — your squishy flesh is much easier to split