The Gransfors Large Carving Axe is a chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, wood artistic carving and architectural work, as well as for log work. The characteristic curved shape of the cutting edge, carried well above the head's eye, the position of the edge in proportion to the handle, the rather thick bit and the big angle of the wide beveled face makes the axe a good carving tool. You "cut on the beveled face" with curved movements. The handle is rugged to give a good grasp. The axe has a 4-1/3" face, 2-lb. head, and a 14" hickory handle.