Suitable for heavy logs, the splitting axe has a 3.3 lb head with a slightly convex grind and a diamond-shaped cross section. This shape wedges the wood further apart and limits binding at the same time by reducing the friction on the cheeks of the axe. The 30" straight handle maximizes force and control when striking.
It has a 2 3/4" wide face. The handle is hickory, selected for minimal grain runout and treated with an oil finish that provides protection against moisture and helps resist slippage in the hand. The axe comes honed, ready for use, and has a sturdy leather sheath to protect the edge.
As with all Hultafors axes, it is hand forged in a small Swedish factory that has been in operation since the late 17th century. The performance of these exceptionally well-made traditional axes lives up to their fine appearance. As each axe is hand made, its weight and measurements may vary slightly.
An excellent tool, built to last a lifetime.