Good luck hunting!! Re the small forest axe, are you sure that's the one you want? The reason I ask is that it is very close to identical to the hunter's axe, with the only difference being the rounded poll on the latter, and a squared one on the former, and the hunter has the roughened grip. Same weight, same dimension as the hunter. I have the Scandinavian Forest axe, it's a bit bigger, and have used that one more than any other......I am an addict.....but it certainly depends on how you intend to use it. The SF axe is good for limbing and small tree felling/thinning.