HELKO Traditional Black Forest Spaltaxt Axe - 13582
AXES & TOMAHAWKS, Helko German Axe, Traditional Line
MADE IN GERMANY
Traditionally forged Blade, special sharpened with an oiled Hickory-Handle and leather-loop.
The Spaltaxt is a capable German-style splitter with a serious reputation. Considered by many to be Helko Werk’s finest splitting tool, this axe packs a surprising punch for its size. The dual wedge head design delivers highly effective strikes that increase splitting efficiency and prevent the head from becoming stuck or pinched in logs. The Spaltaxt’s mid-weight 4 pound head and comfortable 28” handle keeps the wielder fresh during long sessions. This axe handily outperforms other axes in its class, and aggressively competes with heavier tools at the same jobs. For the seasonal splitter looking to heat their homestead through winter, the Spaltaxt is a faultless choice.
Each piece is hand crafted by Helko’s Master Smiths, lifelong artisans of metalcraft. The Smith uses tongs on an open face drop forge to shape the head, a skill requiring impressive control and hand eye coordination that can only be achieved through years of practice. Once satisfied with his work, the Smith hammers the Helko Werk crown logo into the cheek. Only minimal supplementary work is performed, allowing each blade to proudly display its forging marks. No two pieces are exactly alike.
Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany
German C50 high grade carbon steel
Open face drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
Helko crown hammered into cheek
53-56 HRC (Rockwell Hardness)
Crafted in Switzerland
Sustainably sourced Grade A American hickory
Individually selected for strength, grain orientation, and density
Boiled linseed oil finish, 150 grit smooth sanded
Hung with softwood wedge and notched steel ring wedge
Head Weight: 4.5 lbs
Total Weight: 6 lbs
Handle Length: 28 in