Estwing E3-FF4 4-Pound “Fireside Friend” Wood Splitting Axe/Maul with Shock Reduction Grip

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Estwing’s Camper’s Axe is forged in one piece steel with exclusive Shock Reduction Grip

This 14 in., 4 lb. splitting tool, is no doubt a Fireside Friend. This Estwing solid steel tool is forged in 1-piece and has an attractive blue UV coating. This tool is ideal for splitting logs along its grain. The shock reduction, vinyl grip provides comfort and the handle length and weight of the tool provides leverage and power for easy wood splitting.

You get two tools in one, a maul which then wedges out to a sharp axe. Protect your eyes from flying particles and dust. Always wear safety goggles. Bystanders shall also wear safety goggles.

Estwing fireside friend splitting tool

  • Designed for splitting wood
  • 1-piece forged head and handle
  • Double-tempered head for added strength
  • Handle is fully forged and painted
  • Molded and bonded nylon-vinyl shock reduction grip reduces shock up to 70%
  • Balanced hammer design for comfort and control
  • Made in USA

Customer Reviews

Professional woodcutter gives it an A+

 on January 26, 2015
By C & J
We gave this to a lady friend of ours who is a logger, and who heats with wood. She loves it! In fact, it’s better than our own and we’re a bit envious.

Makes big pieces of wood into little pieces.

 on February 22, 2016
By Kyle
Really love this scary beast, it serves as an axe and hatchet if you use it right. I can honestly see it replacing a 5-7lb axe which I’ve always found an awkward intermediate between a 7-10lb maul and….this thing, fills a niche I didn’t know about.

I use the blue version of these splitters in a …

 on August 8, 2015
By Anne
I use the blue version of these splitters in a flagstone quarry to cut and split stone. They usually last about 2 years before the metal handle breaks or, in the case of the blue handled hammer, the foam detaches from the metal handle. I hope by using the wound leather handle, I can keep this from happening. My hammers start heavy at 4lbs but they lose enough weight (from mushrooming) that they probable weight 3 lbs late in their usable life. I use these splitters under extreme duty and can’t imagine a work day without them. I use them for splitting stubborn wood as well.

Dang this thing is nice. No whacking the split log with the hatchet …

 on June 5, 2017
By J B.
When I was growing up, we had a hatchet for splitting firewood while car-camping. In my adult life, I’ve moved almost exclusively to backpacking, so I cut more than I split. I moved to a bow-saw and a japanese hatchet for pruning the logs I’d take back to camp.

It’s A Baby Splitting Maul!

 on May 26, 2017
By Larry45
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered this, but what I got was a baby splitting maul. If a couple of full-size splitting mauls got together and had a kid, this is what it would look like. This thing is perfect for those “tweener” logs, the ones that don’t require an 8 or 10 pound maul but are too big to split with a small axe or hatchet. I bought this for camping and it is just what I needed. Most campgrounds these days won’t let you cut nearby firewood, but they do have some for sale. Problem is, whoever cuts that stuff doesn’t split any more than they have to, so you end up with some 6″ logs that you can’t just throw on the fire. And a hatchet just won’t do it; it’s not heavy enough. But this thing, even though it’s only 14″ long you can grab it with both hands and reduce a 6″ log to kindling in no time. Painted on the 4 lb head are the words “Fireside Friend Splitting Tool,” and that’s exactly what it is. I love it!

Keep this camping axe in the family

 on July 30, 2016
By Gize
I’ve been wanting a good camping axe for years and finally decided to buy one. I opted for the bit pricier fancy handle as I decided I could hand this down and keep it in the family for years. It’s well made and I expect it to last a long time but will update as I just received it.

Great little maul for kindling making from logs

 on November 5, 2017
By Ryan
See my picture I’ve uploaded.

It will last forever!

 on April 3, 2015
By Nick
This is an amazing splitting axe! I use it for splitting kindling for our outdoor campfires and it works great! I had originally purchased a cheap $10 axe from a large retailer and it was super dull and basically worthless. This axe came very sharp from the factory and the difference is night and day! The only problem I have had is that it was supposed to come with a leather sheath and it didn’t. However, when I contacted Amazon about this they took care of my issue right away on the first call so I was impressed with their customer service! I would highly recommend this axe… it will last forever!

It’s perfect. It’s small enough to easily store in small …

 on June 10, 2017
By Elsa T.
While camping, we realised that after collecting dead wood, we would sometimes find a huge bough too thick to brake and had to “try” to burn it in the middle to split it with fire. Not really safe on a campgroung. So I shopped and found this axe. It’s perfect. It’s small enough to easily store in small compartment but heavy duty enough that I can surely use with confidence. One end split, the other smash. The handle has rubber for a good grip and I know I won’t have any problem to use it (I’m a 5.2′ petite woman). I also like the small head cover that comes with it. I can’t wait to try it!

My favorite tool now!

 on March 16, 2016
By S. Aschoff
Now my favorite tool! I am so impressed with how easily I was able to split wood … with one hand! I have been battling this hard wood at my house for months. This thing practically made kindling out of it. My neighbor was laughing at me as she saw how much fun I was having and she knew how long I’ve been trying to get that pile split up. Love this thing!