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Amazon Price: $172.00 $172.00 (as of July 18, 2018 12:35 am –
The Spaltaxt is a German-style splitting axe with a dual-wedge head design that delivers highly effective strikes for increased splitting efficiency. While this is not a very large splitting axe, the balance combined with the weight and design of the head will comfortably split your season’s needs. 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.
+ 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
+ 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
+ Premium, vegetable-tanned, leather sheath, handmade in USA
+ 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard
+Length: 28 in.
+Head Weight: 4.4 lb
+Total Weight: 6 lb .
*Handle colors may vary lighter or darker than photos.
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Quality German made tool, worth the money.
This is my first Helko product and I am very impressed. It’s a well balanced axe and great for splitting small to medium sized rounds.
I would like to say this part first
I have been splitting all types of wood for years, and I wanted to try out a quality product. I would like to say this part first: The quality and craftmanship of this axe is spectacular. This is where the drop is: the axe handle is too short, and does not allow for a proper swing. I didn’t think an 8″ difference in handle length would affect my swing as much as it did, and cause such a decrease in power. I did read the specifications, but purchased the axe anyway. Since, I already used the product I could not return it in good conscience, and the fault is in my judgement and not in the product. I think this axe would work well for somone about 5′ 8″ in height, and a standard 36″ handle would benefit this product greatly. I would go with the pro or 2000 series axe instead.
Like me, he uses a wood stove during the …
I bought this as a gift for a friend. Like me, he uses a wood stove during the Alaskan winter months. We both do our share of splitting.
Good weight and balance and the blade sharpens well
Good weight and balance and the blade sharpens well. It’s a great option between a splitting hatchet and a full-blown maul and it can still be used with one hand if you’re experienced.
the axe is outstanding and craftsmanship too
Nice quality as expected but the handle shorter than I …
Nice quality as expected but the handle shorter than I expected. A longer handle would make this thing a beast. When I wear this handle out I plan on replacing with a longer one.
Awesome QUALITY tool! And beautiful!!!!!
total quality product
Awesome splitting axe, total quality product. Splitting wood is hard, this axe makes it easier!
I bought the axe along with another made by this company and expected to have to sharpen it before use! But it was very sharp out of the packaging! It’s a good weight and splits logs like nobody’s business! I’ve split 7 inch logs with no issue thus far and would have no problem trying an even bigger size! Good product guys!