My wife tells me that sometimes being a penny smart can turn out to be a pound foolish. This hatchet from Walmart is a clear example of that. The head is made of low carbon count steel so it losses its sharpness quickly and also the metal is very plyable. We would need to sharpen the blade before each use and a couple of times while using it. Also when we were splitting logs, basically using the head of the hatchet as a wedge and hitting on the hindside with a hammer the low quality really made itself clear.