actually i've had it for a few months now and (after i shortened the handle and wrapped a rope grip on it) i'm perfectly satisfied with it. i was worried the steel might be a bit soft but tbh i've not had to touch the blade since i tuned it up shortly after i received it. now i'm not the heaviest axe user -- mostly carving, but a good bit of foraging for burls and fat wood as well -- but i've seen nothing to indicate that there is anything amiss. in fact i quite like my little axe and i have no hesitation taking it out on the occasions i plan on getting up to something that calls for it.I looked at those some time ago, Teef. ... Let us know the verdict re quality when it arrives..