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Wetterlings Chopping Axes

Well-dimensioned and finely balanced
Felling Trees and Limbing Logs
2.5  ( 2 Customer Reviews )

Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Order Qty
26D14.01 Limbing (Swedish) Axe
Item Currently Unavailable $134.00  
26D20.01 Swedish Felling Axe
In Stock $205.00  
26D14.02 Limbing Axe Replacement Handle
In Stock $26.00  
26D20.02 Swedish Felling Axe Replacement Handle
In Stock $26.00  
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Hand forged of Swedish carbon alloy steel using multi-ton presses to produce an exceptionally strong, durable edge. Ground, hardened and tempered by master blacksmiths to keep a Rockwell hardness of 56-58. Hand fitted with hardwood wedges and steel rings to handles of shock-resistant American heartwood hickory. Every Wetterlings axe has in this way been hand-made and eye-measured with the greatest care since 1880.

The Swedish Felling Axe is a large, powerful tool – the workhorse of the forest. Suitable for felling trees and bucking large logs. It features the traditional slim profile of a cutting tool designed for deep penetration and slicing through wood fibers. The axe weighs 4-1/5 lb. with a 32” curved hickory handle. 7-1/2” Axe head with a 3-3/4” cutting edge. With a magnetic leather edge sheath.

The Limbing Axe is the “Lumberjack’s Sweetheart”. It features a 25-1/2” curved hickory handle, and a 6-1/2” axe head with a 3-1/2” slightly curved cutting edge. It weighs 3-1/5 lb. Whether suspended aloft in a harness, or solidly on the ground, there is no better axe for “snedding” – the quick, efficient removal of branches from trees. Includes lanyard hole and leather blade guard.

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Overall Rating :2.5 
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Excellent Quality For The Price
Reviewed By:   (St Paul, MN) 
I have both the limbing and felling axes and I've had them for several years. The quality of the forging is top notch, I think it's comparable to Gransfors Bruks, but much more reasonably priced. I just had a couple of quibbles. I didn't care for the finish on the handles, but I scraped it off and finished them with plain beeswax. I found that the little round wedge on the limbing axe didn't stay in place, and the head started to come loose, but I replaced it with a couple of regular straight steel wedges and it's been fine since then. To me those are minor issues and I'm very satisfied with the axes.

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Axe broke 1 use
Reviewed By:   (North Attleborough, MA) 
Axe came defective with a loose head. I expected quality and decided that if Garret Wade is going to send me an axe like this, then I'm just going to go ahead and use it and see what it's made out of. Sure enough, it broke after 1 use of carefully felling a medium sized hardwood tree. The head caused the shaft to split down the middle due to the improper fixing of the head. Very disappointed and hope to get a new axe.

Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We have been selling Wetterling Axes for over a decade - they make great products and we stand behind them 100%. The handles are wood, and wood swells and shrinks. We recommend if an axe head is ever loose you drive the wedge at the top in a little deeper to lock the head in place. Please feel free to send your axe back for a full refund.

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