The Black Forest Hatchet is lightweight and beautifully crafted, with a traditional wide-bit German woodworker blade. Cutting hatchets like these were a daily necessity for people carving out towns and villages in heavily forested regions along the Rhein River Valley. The wide blade makes this hatchet exceptionally well suited for small cutting work. Comes with our standard top grain cowhide 6-7oz leather adjustable sheath.
Head • C50 high grade carbon steel • Open die drop forged by hand, heat treated, and oil-hardened • Approximately 53-56HRC (Rockwell) • Hand ground and sharpened blade • Stamped with 'Helko' crown mark Handle • Hand crafted from Grade 'A' American hickory • Individually selected for grain orientation and density • Hand finished with boiled linseed oil • Traditionally hung using hardwood wedge and round steel ring wedge