Splitting wood into kindling is arguably more dangerous than just splitting logs into halves or quarters. You are having to swing a sharp axe at a piece of wood that is shrinking with each strike. It is like performing surgery with a machete.
Well this awesome product, the Kindling Cracker ($85) took a 13-year old girls ingenuity to invent. It is built to last for generations and is made in Australia from a solid piece of high-quality cast iron. Instead of swinging an axe at a tiny piece of wood you simply set the wood in the Kindling Cracker and hit it with another blunt instrument like another piece of wood or a hammer/mallet.