Wetterlings Swedish Splitting Axes

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Wetterlings Swedish Splitting Axes
Tools of Superior Durability & Performance
Hand Forged in Sweden since 1880
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26D15.01 Swedish Small Splitting Axe

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26D15.02 Swedish Small Splitting Axe Replacement Handle

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26D16.01 Swedish Large Splitting Axe

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26D16.02 Swedish Large Splitting Axe Replacement Handle

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Splitting axes are meant to split a log along the grain, not to cut or chop. Consequently, the bit has a more aggressive angle and the ramp is often ridged to make splitting easier while preventing the axe from getting stuck. The poll is not hardened, as on the Splitting Maul, and is not intended for use with a splitting wedge.

The Small Splitting Axe is 3 lb. with a 17-1/2" straight hickory handle. The 6" axe head has a 2-1/2" cutting edge with an aggressively angled bit. Invaluable around the campfire, woodstove and hearth for easy fast splitting of kindling and small cut logs.

The 5-1/4 lb. Large Splitting Axe has a 29" straight hickory handle. The 2-1/2" blade is sharply angled with a slight curved edge. With a thick 8" ridged head for aggressive splitting of larger logs for stove and fireplace. A woodlot must have. Axes are hand forged of Swedish carbon steel alloy (Rc 56-58). Secured to the handle with traditional wood wedge and steel locking ring. Both include leather edge sheath. (Additional air shipping charges apply to the Large Splitting Axe.)
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  • Wonder of Wetterlings

    Roger Watson, 3/7/2016 Though my recent purchase was just a new handle for my splitting axe, I've been using a Wetterling Splitting axe for years. Of my many many tools it may be my favorite and surely one of the most indispensable as I depend on wood heat almost exclusively. Good design is everything, function and form, and their splitting axe embodies the above and is a joy to use. It's a rare event that I reach for my mall as the axe is up fo the task, opening up the grain with a minimum of expended energy. When one thinks of the force and impact with each strike, you have to appreciate the fine fitting and wonder of the hickory handle. And it feels good to the grip as well. A brief aside...my purchase was a preemptive strike(no pun intended) as my decade old handle is still in service, though chipped and scarred from cords and cords of wood, but in the event that it does one day give up the ghost I intend to be ready to "swing" on, as there are a few things in life you can't do without.
  • Wetterlings sm splitting axe

    Kevin , 5/11/2013 Just received the newest version of sm splitting axe. The blade is 2 1/2 rather than 3 1/2, much lighter and comes with about a 16 in. straight handled not curved 22 in. Bring the old robust version back. The new rev. Is not quite up to the task.
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