Swinging an axe is the conventional way to chop firewood, but as with any sharp tool, it can be pretty dangerous. If you have firewood to chop, and don’t like the idea of swinging a sharp axe, there is another solution. You can thank a 13 year-old girl from New Zealand for coming up with the idea.
Instead of swinging the axe blade at the wood, why not hit the wood against a blade? Makes sense. This is a much safer way to split logs. The Kindling Cracker is a solid cast iron device that will accept logs up to 6.5 inches across and features an upward facing blade.
All you have to do is insert your log and smack it with a mallet or another log. It’s safe and it couldn’t be easier. Plus this thing will last for years. It’s only $85(USD), and seems like a great way to chop wood.