I did a lot of research on this subject before buying my last few axes. I've had a few crappy no-namers over the years that are more like hitting a log with a baseball bat than an axe. I highly recommend Gransfors as well. They are arguably the best axe you can buy for the money. I heard one person on the internet say that it is rare when you can buy the best in the world for such a low price. I agree. I own the Wildlife Hatchet which is a great little splitter for kindling and limbing small trees. I also have the Large Splitting Axe which is a gem on small to medium sized rounds. I recently added two splitting wedges for those tougher large rounds. You won't be disappointed.
"Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy." -- Clint Eastwood as The Outlaw Josey Wales
"Some people call it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade." -- Billy Bob Thornton as Karl Childers