Over the last few months we’ve had several threads related to firewood. In this thread we will discuss splitting implements. Gas or electric splitters don’t count; your weapon of choice uses manual labor to split wood. What is your favorite splitting tool? For hard woods with a nasty twist or knots I like the atomic wedge on the far left. For good strait grain hardwood I like the splitting axe on the far right. It combines the depth penetration like a traditional axe but slowly widens like a maul and only has a 4 pound head. For softwoods, give me the 8 pound maul any day.