The Splitting Hatchet is 19” long with a 2-3/4 lb. head. It has enormous splitting power at low effort, and excels at close-in work such as splitting kindling and trimming already split rounds. The overall weight of the hatchet is 4-1/2 lb. The Large Splitting Axe/Maul, 31-1/2” long with a hefty 5-1/2 lb. head, will excel at splitting large rounds with a minimum number of blows and effort. Its overall 8 lb. weight is sorely needed if tackling gnarly, difficult rounds. And it can be used in tandem with our Forged Aluminum Spiral Splitting Wedge from the same maker.
Axe heads are expertly forged, heat-treated and hardened, using the highest quality tool steel. Each features an extra-robust American Hickory handle with a 3-1/2” steel collar to protect the handle in the area most prone to damage from errant blows. The axe head is securely attached to the handle with a (unique to us) triple wedge design using a hardwood wedge and 2 steel rings.
We know European-made axes well, as we have stocked them for many years – handmade and beautiful, fine examples of the art of hand-forging, representing centuries of traditional craftsmanship. These new and very impressive German Splitting Axes are made in Germany for the forestry industry and are widely procured by specialist branches of the military throughout Europe. Extremely robust and durable, they can withstand extreme abuse and are essentially indestructible.