Wetterling axes are hand forged from Swedish 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. The special axe steel alloy makes high quality hardening possible. 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 a good “sting” longer than most axes. The handles are lathed from American hickory. The best stress capacity and resistance to blows make hickory the wood of choice for the good axe handles.
- 10 1/4″ Overall Length
- 2 3/4″ cutting edge
- Leather Blade cover and Belt Loop
- Lanyard hole in American Hickory Handle
- MADE IN SWEDEN