A little rough around the edges, but high quality nonetheless. SHARP! Especially if you take the time to touch it up. Keeps a good edge far longer than conventional axes. The handle on the one I got was straight grained, and the bit lined up perfectly
with the shaft. Tight wood to metal weld with no gapping that I can see. Good size for an all-around multipurpose, will be using this for years to come at camp. Highly recommended.