Helko Hinterland Double Bit Axe

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The Hinterland Double Bit is reminiscent of bygone days, when felling axes spread across America during the 1800’s. The Double Bit quickly became a tool of necessity. A double bit advantage is having the ability to profile each blade differently, such as one edge for splitting and the other for cutting. Traditionally, one blade was commonly used in chopping undercuts for large timber to be felled, while the other was kept in reserve for fine cutting. The comfortable balance for the wielder makes this axe a capable and effective felling too.

Each Hinterland Double Bit Axe 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 is hammered into the cheek. 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.

HEAD
+ Handmade in Germany by Helko’s master smiths
+ German C45 high grade carbon steel, 53-56 HRC
+ Open face drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
+ Helko crown hammered into cheek

HANDLE
+ Crafted in Switzerland from FSC certified Grade A American hickory
+ Individually selected for grain orientation and density
+ Hand finished with boiled linseed oil
+ Traditionally hung with softwood wedge and notched steel ring wedge for maximum security

INCLUDED
+ Deluxe leather sheath, beautifully crafted in USA
+ 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard

SPECS
+ Length: 30 in.
+ Head Weight: 3.5 lb
+ Total Weight: 5 lb

*Handle colors may vary lighter or darker than photos.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent Double Bit Axe by Helko!

9 people found this helpful.
 on January 28, 2017
By A. Smith
An excellent tool and a medieval looking work of art as well! This double bit is what all the other mass produced bottom rung axes wish they could be. This is my 3rd Helko axe. I keep choosing the Helko brand because although they cost a pretty penny I know that the end product will be one that was made by a craftsman working at a company that takes pride in their product. Axe head is made a very good steel and bears traditional forge marks..a nice change. Handle is of very, very good hickory and will take to a darker stain if desired. The edge on the blade arrives sharp; but not super sharp. Sharpening it isn’t a big deal and the quality steel takes and keeps a nice edge. The little bottle of rust inhibitor they provide is a nice touch. Thanks!

Field Tested

2 people found this helpful.
 on January 30, 2018
By D Peterson
Have used it only once, chopped out some brush on my farm. Overall appears to be very well made, but is 6” shorter in length compared to my old axe, need more time to get used to it. Recommend using a file to sharpen, the Germán axe head is hard metal, a sharpening stone took too long. Great excercise and stress relief swinging an axe!

Five Stars

3 people found this helpful.
 on April 12, 2017
By lucas a kashman
A joy to use!

Wonderful swing. Great customer

2 people found this helpful.
 on March 12, 2017
By Judson D SMITH
Five plus stars!!!!