There is a huge difference between European style felling axes and American. Style felling axes. The European design is not good on large trees. It is not simply a handle issue. The entire design falls short on large trees.To drive the point home those Granfors bruks used a Used a Maine made example of an American felling axe when they designed the felling axe they sell. And the influence can be seen in the entire line. I appreciate that you dont understand the difference between a large blade polless and an American design when it comes to performance. Some of us still use axes as more than a novelty.