We had a gift card and 2077 had been carefully browsing what was available keeping within our gift card price range AND what would be useful. He did great with this one!

The Kindling Cracker comes out of the box fully assembled, just needing to be attached to a sturdy surface. We picked this somewhat oversized log so we can place the sledge hammer on the log too. 

Top view: place wood in the circle & start tapping. Within 2-3 taps. We had that sliver split. The flare acts like a wedge to help split the wood. We used only two pieces of wood from that stack, and made quite a bundle of kindling.