SPLITTING WOOD: The largest piece of wood I was able to split without any problems was ~12" in diameter and split in two swings. While I wouldn't want to split a cord of wood with this little thing it would be fine for processing fuel into smaller fire materials. I only tried to chop down three small trees to make a tripod and it accomplished this task with ease, while my Bacho Laplander would accomplish the task a little faster it was still functional.
smalls for your fire lay but it also make great feather stick to use as tinder to get your fire started. You can easily make a pile of feather sticks to get your tinder and fuel all in one and have a roaring fire ready to go in just a few minutes.