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Helko Black Forest Axe Review
Helko Werk is one one of the leading forgers of axes in the world. With more than 150 years experience, Helko brings it all to bear in every one of their axe tools products.
Helko Black Forest Woodworker (13562) Axe is an excellent example of the craftsmanship and detail you can expect. The 2.2 pound blade of this quality tool is made of German C45 high grade carbon steel that is drop forged, heat treated, and oil hardened.
The axe handle is hand crafted in Switzerland from sustainably sourced and Forest Stewardship Council certified USA Hickory wood, lightly lacquered, and given a black-dipped grip. Comes with a black leather blade guard.
The Black Forest Woodworker was originally designed for the renowned Black Forest of Germany. It is the quintessential tool for the experienced woodsman. Helko Black Forest Woodworker (13562) axe’s compact size bestows substantial versatility, allowing it to be used as both a lightweight work axe and a dependable packing tool. The widened blade allows this axe to perform exceptionally well as a cutting tool, while still being able to handle moderate splitting work.
Helko Werk Axe Germany
Each piece is handcrafted by Helko’s Master Smiths with over 170 years of expertise. Once the smith is satisfied with his work, the Helko crown logo is hammered into the head. No supplementary work, such as grinding, buffing, or painting is performed, thereby allowing each blade to proudly display its forging marks. As no two pieces are exactly alike, each axe is truly unique.
Helko Black Forest Woodworker Axe Features
+ Handmade in Germany by Helko’s Master Smiths
+ German C45 high grade carbon steel
+ Handle is hand crafted in Switzerland from sustainably sourced and FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) American hickory
+ Handle is individually selected for grain orientation and density
+ Handle is coated with boiled linseed oil
+ Features the Helko crown logo
+ Wood wedge with additional steel ring wedge
+ Open die drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
+ Includes premium leather sheath, handmade in USA
+ Includes 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard
Length: 24 in. / 60cm
Head Weight: 2.2 lbs. / 1000g
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Great design. Comes almost “shaving” sharp. I got to use this in the aftermath of our recent (and ongoing) storms. Cuts Madrona trees as though they were Doug Fir. I absolutely love this axe. Perfect angle on the cheeks to make it a cutter without getting stuck in the wood. This is the second Helko Werk woodcutting tool I have purchased. I purchased this one based on how much I liked the hatchet that I purchased. This has been a great choice. I highly recommend Helko axes.
A Stunningly Beautiful…Ax
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What a beautiful product, and stellar customer service in California home office also.
A Solid Axe, that Delivers Great Preformance
After breaking a few plastic handled axes, I was looking for a high-quality camping Axe that would allow me to easily spilt logs down to kindling. The handle had good grain and a great feel to it. The length is perfect and it fits on the side of my pack without my leg hitting the handle when trekking up grade.
Buy Helko…you’ll be happy you did.
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Quality made axe. Well balanced and axe head forged and shaped by an obvious craftsmen. Handle is of high grade Hickory wood. The handle is a natural color but takes very, very well to stain and treatment of your choice. 2nd axe purchased from Helko and just as happy with it as the first. This isn’t a run of the mill sub-par poor steel Chinese import you come across at some big box hardware stores. These folks make high quality tools that are meant to last….a long time.
bought for clearing downed trees along my commute but have …
bought for clearing downed trees along my commute but have only used it to delimb a eucalyptus that took out the neighborhood utilities when it fell over. the arms length handle and wide bite on the axe head worked very well for that job. i am confident this axe will serve me well.
This is an exceptional piece of high quality material perfectly crafted. I am serious when I say this axe is the best I have ever used. It rests in your hands perfectly with all the weight balanced so well. You can do so much more than just chop a tree down with this. This axe is essentially a multi-tool perfect for any and all outdoor forest activity. Thank you to this company for still passionately creating hand made axe’s.
I like that it included a sheath
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This is a well balanced Axe, and came sharp from the factory. I like that it included a sheath. This axe is not exceptionally heavy, and is what I was looking for in terms of an easy to handle unit. The shape of the head, a little larger at the cutting edge than the body helps it do a great job of splitting material–something I wanted in this axe. Quality is impressive and fit and finish is excellent. A true good value, for a hard to compare to axe.
Perfect mid sized axe. Love the steel, love the sheath, love the smooth wood handle. A true functional work of art that can be passed down for generations if properly cared for. It has a pretty cool crown makers mark stamped into the axe head
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Very nice axe, you won’t want to leave this thing just lying around. Ill be handing this down to one of my kids when I can’t swing it anymore. Came not as sharp for my standards, so I just took a fine flat file to it. Keeps an edge forever. Love it.