TBS Sherwood Small Forest Axe
Shown here are the pictures of the first working prototype and there will be minor changes overall so please bear with us.
The TBS Sherwood Small Forest Axe is, we believe, the perfect size and weight for all those regular camp tasks that a hatchet would breeze through but be large enough prolonged forest work, including two handed chopping. Of course it had to be portable enough to go in your pack or at least be able to be strapped to the outside.
When we designed this axe we set out a list of demands that it had to conform to:
- It should feature a Carbon Steel head with an approximate weight of 700g (1.5lbs)
- It should feature a 60cm Hickory handle (24")
- It should be able to be used as a hand tool for fine, knife like, wood working tasks ie. feathersticking and close cutting tasks.
- It should be capable of splitting small logs for a camp fire.
- It should be capable of being used two handed for chopping
- It had to be light enough to be used for a sustained period of time.
- It should feature quality TBS leatherwork and have the option of adding an overstrike guard.
- It should be capable of light hammering work of pegs and wedges.
- It should aim to be a far more reasonable price than a Swedish equivalent.
When we thought we could answer all the above questions and demands it was time to make a start on "The Sherwood". We pride ourselves on producing all of our tools in Europe and sourcing the correct, quality materials, again in Europe where possible but always from sustainable sources. If you stick the mantra of quality eventually it will serve you well for years into the future and has been what TBS is at its core.
I am sure you will love this axe and, although it is a our first foray into axes, the experience we have gained in building quality outdoor tools meant that this just came naturally. Just combine high quality materials, high quality design and high quality construction and you end up with a great product that will last you for many years to come and, more importantly, perform!
- 700g (24.5oz) Carbon Steel Forged Head
- 60cm (24") Oiled American Hickory Handle
- Hammer Poll
- 1100g (40oz) total weight
- Quality leatherwork
When there are more details on the progress we will update this listing.