They chop extremely well and hold an edge for a prolonged period of time due to Helko's forging and hardening process. They are easily comparable to the well known brands on the market today and surpass them in some ares.
The Black Forest Pack Axe is compact, lightweight, and easy to carry while trekking through the wilderness. It is beautifully crafted with a traditional wide bit German woodworker blade. These axes are made in Wuppertal, Germany, near the country's famous Rhein River Valley. The Rhein is one of Germany's most prominent geographical features, and has been a historically significant source of trade and growth for civilizations in the region for centuries. Cutting axes like these were a daily necessity for people carving out towns and villages in heavily forested areas along the river. The wide blade makes this axe exceptionally well suited for cutting work, and its compact size makes it a highly versatile and dependable packing tool. While this axe is most efficient at cutting, it will capably handle the splitting work required by your wilderness adventure. This is the equivalent size of a Small Forest Axe in other ranges.
This axe comes with a choice of Helko's standard or premium top grain American cowhide 6-7oz leather adjustable sheath. These are made in the USA by artisan leatherworkers from untreated, vegetable tanned full grain leather. The design allows it to be fully ambidextrous, unlike others, and means you can dye it, stain it or polish it to your own tastes.
- Head weight - 700g
- C45 high grade carbon steel
- Open die drop forged by hand, heat treated, and oil-hardened
- Hand ground and sharpened bit / blade
- Stamped with 'Helko' crown mark
- Total Weight - 900g
- Handle crafted in Switzerland from Grade 'A' American hickory
- Individually selected for grain orientation and density
- Hand finished with boiled linseed oil
- Traditionally hung using softwood wedge and round steel ring wedge
- Length - 50cm
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This axe is a great tool and C45 carbon steel is very tough ive had out camping a few times now and love it im going to get the Helko woodlore axe next dont buy any cheap axes like i have for years go treat yourself and get a Helko 👍🏻