The Black Forest Hatchet is lightweight and beautifully crafted, with a traditional wide-bit German woodworker blade, often known as a Rhineland Pattern Head. Small cutting hatchets like these are popular for bushcraft / campcraft as the wide curved blade with beard and pointed toe make them exceptionally versatile in the field. Comes with our standard top grain cowhide leather adjustable sheath.
C50 high grade carbon steel
Open die drop forged by hand, oil quenched and tempered
Approximately 54-56HRC (Rockwell)
Hand ground and sharpened blade
Stamped with 'Helko' crown mark
Hand crafted from Grade 'A" American hickory
Individually selected for grain orientation and density
Hand finished with linseed oil
Traditionally hung using hardwood wedge and round steel ring wedge
Head weight: 600g
Gross weight: 850g
Blade length: 100mm*
Handle length: 36cm
* Blade length is tip to toe and does not account for curvature.
We provide a 20 year warranty, to the original purchaser, on the head of all our hatchets and axes.
Please note that the warranty does not extend to the handle. Although we take great care in sourcing only the best hickory and ash timber. As wood is a natural material we are unable to warrant its performance.
All items are sent using tracked services with either Royal Mail or Parcelforce.
Age prohibited items, such as hatchets and axes, are sent using age verified delivery services.
🔞 You must be 18+ years of age to buy this item. Please see the Age Verification section below.
In compliance with the UK Offensive Weapons Act 2019 we are unable to sell hatchets or axes to anyone in the UK under the age of 18.
On receipt of your order you will be sent an email asking you to send us a photo or scan of your Passport or Driving Licence to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are unable to dispatch age prohibited orders without the necessary age verification.