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Amazon Price: $136.00 $136.00 (as of December 16, 2017 1:16 am – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Hand forged German made axes and hatchets

The Rheinland Hatchet is lightweight and beautifully crafted, with a traditional German wide-bit woodworker blade. These hatchets are made in Wuppertal, Germany, near the country’s famous Rhein River Valley. The Rhein, one of Germany’s most prominent geographical features, was a historically significant source of trade and growth for civilizations in the region throughout the early and later medieval periods. Cutting axes like the Helko Rheinland Hatchet these were a daily necessity for peoples carving out towns and villages in heavily forested regions along the Rhein River. The wide blade makes this hatchet exceptionally well suited for cutting work. Each Helko Rheinland Hatchet piece is handcrafted by Helko’s master smiths with over 170 years of expertise.

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
+ Premium, vegetable-tanned, leather sheath, handmade in USA
+ 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard

HELKO WERK AXE SPECS
+Length: 14 in.
+Head Weight: 1.25 lb
+Total Weight: 2 lb
+Bit length: 4.25 in.

 

Customer Reviews

A "BEST" Design Hatchet for packing and function!

One person found this helpful.
 on April 11, 2017
By amazonbuyer
I am a tool engineer and I must say this is the best designed hatchet because of its shape, size and weight. It has a larger cutting edge and handle cross section than most hatchets. The one and a quarter pound head is heavy enough to get a lot of work done with less effort than a one pound head hatchet but is not too heavy to pack. It has good steel and heat treat ….You can file the butt…not the cutting edge with a file. It does come a little rough or “rustic” but axes are purchased to cut wood. A “pretty” axe that looks good but doesn’t cut well is NOT worth much. I bought two Helkos…. one was rougher than the other so I simply took a little time to file the rough ground edges to be smoother and more uniform. NOTE: the cutting edge was finished nicely and would be ready for cutting for most users, In summary…this is a great hatchet …it is my favorite hatchet…because of its functionality.

Helko Werk makes excellent quality items!

4 people found this helpful.
 on June 14, 2016
By A. Smith
Hatchet blade is very well made and arrives sharp. Functional with a traditional look. Handle as-is is very nice; but will take well to a darker stain if desired. I’ve purchased from Helko Werk before and will again in the future. Thx!

Fine hatchet

 on June 1, 2017
By oldstove
Great hatchet. I was looking for a small hatchet to mount to the inside of my Super Tenere side box lid for camping. This fit the bill perfectly. It arrived in great shape in its box with attached leather sheath. Fairly sharp on arrival and with a few strokes of the fine stone it now has a great edge. I will be staining the handle a darker shade as it is quite light out of the box. Beautiful grain lines up correctly as it should straight up the handle. Very pleased with this purchase.

This hatchet stays by my side from now on

One person found this helpful.
 on March 20, 2017
By Andy13
I love this hatchet. Feel the steel! The embossed Helko crown is suberb. I bought the handle guard with it. This hatchet was right by my side and in my hands this weekend while I also used my brand new shiny Helko Scout to fell and process three medium size trees into firewood and a nice little fire to warm my bones and to survey my work.

Helko werk 5 stars

One person found this helpful.
 on January 7, 2017
By Phili 4:13
Great hatchet great company anybody that doesn’t like this hatchet didn’t buy it for the right reasons bc this hatchet is a work horse and a work of art bt even if it wasn’t gorgeous wich it is it’s a unbelievable quality and a great tool thanks helko werk for great products and customer service ps I have 3 helko werk products I have the spaltaxt Rheinland hatchet and Rheinland pack axe

The Helko Rheinland Hatchet is awesome. The quality is exceptional for the price

3 people found this helpful.
 on March 1, 2016
By Amazon Customer
The Helko Rheinland Hatchet is awesome. The quality is exceptional for the price. I am expecting years of service out of this product and cannot wait to get started on my bowl projects!

Quality Product!

2 people found this helpful.
 on May 8, 2016
By WSS
Superb workmanship, (I bought the Rheinlander) handle is a bit heavier than my Wetterling, but that’s not a drawback. Fit and finish couldn’t be any better. This little axe can stand alongside a Gransfors or Wetterling any day.

Nice one!

2 people found this helpful.
 on April 15, 2016
By 13
Excellent wood and workmanship. It appears a little smaller and lighter than pictured, great for kids, kindling and camping. I think the Black Forest is next. Nice company all around-

Top notch!

 on April 27, 2017
By Watch ur lips
Top quality very well-balanced hatchet! They dont come any better than this.

Great Hatchet !!!

6 people found this helpful.
 on December 9, 2015
By Bill
I am extremely pleased with the Helko Rheinland Hatchet that I recently purchased . Fantastic quality product that is 2nd to none . It fulfills my needs perfectly . If you’re in need of a quality hatchet, this is the one for you !!! I definitely recommend this hatchet to friends !!