Black Forest Woodworker

  • 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. Comes with our standard top grain American cowhide 6-7oz leather adjustable sheath.

    Head Weight 1000g / Gross Weight 1500g / Handle Length 60cm
  • 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 bit / blade
    • 'Helko' crown mark hammered into cheek

    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



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