Helko Werk Traditional Rheinland 14" Hatchet + Sheath — Made in Germany

Helko Werk Traditional Rheinland 14" Hatchet + Sheath — Made in Germany

130.00

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Helko Werk
Traditional Rheinland 14" Hatchet + Sheath
(Collar not included)

The Rheinland pattern - a traditional German wide-bit blade - is exceptionally well-suited for cutting work. Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany, these hatchets are named after the region’s famous Rhein River Valley. The Rhein was a historically significant source of trade and growth for settlements in the region throughout the medieval period, and cutting axes like these were a daily necessity for people carving out towns and villages in heavily forested regions along the river. A well-balanced, reliable, general purpose hatchet, it performs well at limbing branches, making kindling, carving, and other light and fine cutting work.

Head 
- 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)

Handle
- Crafted in Switzerland
- Sustainably sourced Grade A American hickory
- Individually selected for grain orientation and density
- Boiled linseed oil finish, 150 grit smooth sanded
- Hung with hardwood wedge and notched steel ring wedge

What's Included
- 1 oz. bottle of Axe Guard protective oil
- Vegetable tanned Leather Sheath (Collar not included)

  • Head weight: 1.25 lbs
  • Total weight: 1.75 lbs
  • Bit length: 4 in
  • Total length: 14 in