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Helko Traditional Collection - Black Forest Woodworkers Axe

OUR PRICE: £64.95
Product Description
The traditional collection from Helko is simply brilliant & represents Helko's elite series of axes. From years of experience Helko have made a fantastic range at brilliant value and I am amazed they can make such a quality product for the price. The handles on this range of axes are all Swiss made and are brilliantly comfortable and help Helko's axes represent a perfect companion when in the forest.  

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 Woodworker was originally designed for the renowned Black Forest of Germany. It is the quintessential tool for the experienced woodsman. This axe's compact size bestows substantial versatility, allowing it to be used as both a lightweight work axe and a dependable packing tool. The widened blade allows this axe to perform exceptionally well as a cutting tool, while still being able to handle moderate splitting work. This is the equivalent size of a Scandinavian 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. 

Specifications:
  • Head weight - 1000g
  • 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 - 1500g
  • 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 - 60cm
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