This non-sparking tool is made to strike repeatedly and pack a punch. It has an axe side for cutting and chopping and a pick side for breaking through tough spots that are hard to breach. In total it only weights about 10 lbs with 7 lbs being in the head of the axe itself. The handle is ergonomic to hold and has a flayed out end to catch the hand at the end of the swing. This tool is safe for use in places where sparks could cause extensive damage. It is also non magnetic and approved for work around large magnets.