well, my axe arrived, it's even more impressive than i expected, the axe blade is well decorated, the axe handle is solid, no cracks (the line in the photo is where a piece peeled off but did not crack. the blade is seated solidly and is decorated on all 4 sides.
the long blade makes direction changes a bit unweildy but once you start swinging it, nothing is gonna stop it. would be good for reaching around or over a shield. sharp little tyke.