Just before Christmas, in preparation for a hard winter, I bought myself a new axe; my old one was on its last legs.
About two days ago the bloody thing broke (above), so you can imagine my pleasure when I noticed a sticker on the handle which said that it was guaranteed for FIVE YEARS. Very reassuring.
However; one should never be fooled by 'guarantees'. Looking at the small print, I noticed that there were provisos.
Unfortunately the FIVE YEAR GUARANTEE states 'usure et manche exclus'.
For those who may not speak French, this means that any wear to either the blade or the handle are excluded.
Meaning, one presumes, that if the axe remains totally unused for FIVE YEARS, it will remain FULLY GUARANTEED.
Well, I suppose that is some comfort.