Wetterling Axes are hand forged from Swedish high quality steel alloyed from iron, carbon, silicon, manganese and vanadium. Hand forging uses presses that deliver many blows, making the axe edges stronger than if they were drop forged. After grinding, hardening and tempering, the Wetterling axes keep a Rockwell hardness of 57-58. These are the main reasons the Wetterling axes hold a keen edge with good "sting" longer than most axes. The handles are lathed from American hickory. The best stress capacity and resistance to blows makes hickory the wood of choice for good axe handles.
Wetterlings Classic Scout Axe. 14 1/2" overall. 5 3/8" axe head with 3" cutting edge. Leather blade cover with belt loop.