I loved this axe, weight was very good and when sharpened performed well. On the earlier review possibly used it on to big a log since this is not really made for chopping logs but men,or stout limbs on trees, which is what I did with it and it worked great!
Overall, this is a good replica. The curved handle is a definite plus. The head has good definition. The only problem that I see is that a little detailing might be needed. This is something that is needed in a collection of war axes.
I got this axe on the deal of the weekend. When it arrived, it was about as dull as it could get but wasn't difficult to put a good edge on. After sharpening it, I took it outside and took a few swings at a softwood log. It cut great until the forth or fifth swing. Then, about a quarter of an inch of the bottom of the blafe broke off. This axe may be OK for reenacting or hanging on a wall, but it is no good for actual use.
I snagged TWO of these when it appeared as the Weekend Deal. When I saw it, it occurred to me that this is EXACTLY how I'd expect the axe used by Robert the Bruce to dispatch Henry de Bohun to look! Receiving them, I was not disappointed. Great size and, as another reviewer mentioned, it's almost alive in your hand. Very ergonomic. It's also very sturdy, with no wiggle whatsoever. It comes butter-knife dull, but even though I'm no wiz at that sort of thing it took me all of 15 minutes with a bench grinder, flat file and then a stone to make it "cleave-ready." Great axe.
A truly wonderful axe. The wood is very durable and the head doesn't wobble no matter how much one uses it.