Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! How do these two axes compare to each other? I need more than a hatchet and less than a full axe. What are each head patterns best at? The Pro Splitting axe looks like more of felling axe to me and the Universal Woodcutter looks like an overgrown German pattern hatchet. I have the smaller hatchet but, find the 600g head to be too light though, its one hand use and balance are very nice. Or put another way, does the Universal Woodcutter head come on an axe with a shorter properly shaped 'one-hand' handle?