Cutting Edge 2½” / 65mm, Head Weight 2½lb / 1.13kg, Overall length 19” / 480mm
This is the smallest splitting axe in the range, the Splitting Hatchet is light, yet extremely powerful. It can be used with one or two hands for smaller firewood. It is forged and ground to a concave, quite thin blade at the bit. The axe cuts quickly and easily into the wood and then effectively splits it as the broader section pushes apart the wood. The handle has a protective steel collar below the axe head and circular grooves towards the end for an extra firm grip.
Please note, that unlike the Maul (450), this axe does not have a hardened poll, so should not be used as a sledgehammer on Wedges (460).
Comes to you sharp, with a protective leather sheath, and a copy of The Axe Book.
Gränsfors Bruks give a 20-year guarantee.
This tool should not be bought by, or for, anyone under 18 years old.