Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! It's my first one. (if you don't count the one I got for my son for Boy Scouts) I got the 14" Fiskars X7 at Home Depot: I was torn between that and the 18" Estwing or the the 14" Estwing with stacked leather. I like how on the Fiskars, the weight is all concentrated at the head, and the handle is a bit more flexible. (hollow plastic) The hammer on the other side of it is pitiful though; it's kind of roundish. Estwing has it all over them, in that department. I might have to grind it flat. The blade is narrower than Estwing, and the factory sharpening job is MUCH better. I was disappointed to get home and find out that the neat snap-on plastic cover is only supposed to be temporary. I got left out to dry, there.