Adler Yankee 15" Hatchet + Leather Sheath — Made in Germany

Adler Yankee 15" Hatchet + Leather Sheath — Made in Germany


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Yankee 15" Hatchet + Leather Sheath

The Adler Yankee Hatchet is an all-purpose companion in the wilderness or for managing tasks closer to home. Featuring an ergonomic US-hickory handle with unique anti-slip paint for better grip, the head shape is the classic "Yankee" pattern. Each hatchet comes with a heavy-duty leather sheath with a 2-button release system, and a cotton storage bag.

Founded in 1919, the Adler factory builds on four generations of knowhow to produce world class axes—Made in Germany.

The cornerstone of today’s company was laid by Josef Schmitt when he founded a small village blacksmith shop in 1919 in southern Germany. His intuition and hands-on approach resulted in steel formed and hardened in a perfect manner. All aspects of axe creation were to his high-quality standards. Our axes today are fabricated with the same passion, exactness and high quality standards that our founder committed the company to 100 years ago.

Some important milestones for us over the last few years include the opening of our water-based paint facility in 2004 and our automatic drying kiln in 2006. We are also proud that wood waste is used to generate the energy (up to 700KW) that runs our factory. The newest generation of the Schmitt family are committed to modernizing the factory to meet state-of-the-art sustainability and production standards, while never losing sight of the heritage that makes Adler unique.

Our factory is located in the town of Waghäusel, Germany. Our home is close to the Rhine River in Baden-Württemberg, just south of the city of Heidelberg.

All of our axes contain the “JSW” mark. The “JS” are for Josef Schmitt, the founder of our company. The “W” stands for the small village of Wiesental which is located just south of the current factory location in Waghäusel.

- Handmade in Waghäusel, Germany
- German C45 high grade carbon steel
- Classic "Yankee" style shaped pattern
- 47-55 HRC (Rockwell Hardness)

- Ergonomic American hickory
- Black anti-slip and red paint

What's Included
- Leather sheath
- Cotton storage bag

  • Head weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Total weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Head mount: wood and round metal wedge
  • Handle length: 15 inches
  • Handle type: US sourced hickory, ergonomic curved shape
  • Handle colors: Black (anti-slip) and red
  • Sheath: Heavy-duty leather with 2 robust buttons (Made in Spain)
  • Steel type: C45
  • Rockwell hardness of head: 47-55 hrc