Helko Spaltaxt – German Splitting Axe

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Amazon Price: $172.00 $172.00 (as of March 19, 2018 11:25 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.

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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Customer Reviews

Quality German made tool, worth the money.

6 people found this helpful.
 on June 20, 2016
By Michael Miller
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

One person found this helpful.
 on June 29, 2017
By Scott
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.

Excellent axe. I was a little unsure about the …

2 people found this helpful.
 on October 4, 2016
By Ed H
Excellent axe. I was a little unsure about the weight of the axe, I thought it might be too light for splitting, but I was wrong, it splits with no problems. I am fairly tall (over 6′) and the axe is the perfect length and weight. It is easy to swing and hit your mark. It makes short work of all but the knottiest pieces of wood. I am extremely happy with the axe.

Like me, he uses a wood stove during the …

 on June 6, 2017
By Carlos N. Bailey
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

 on May 3, 2016
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.

Five Stars

 on March 19, 2017
By frank
the axe is outstanding and craftsmanship too

Nice quality as expected but the handle shorter than I …

One person found this helpful.
 on December 2, 2015
By Steve S.
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.

Helko Spaltaxt

One person found this helpful.
 on September 24, 2016
By Norma Fox
Awesome QUALITY tool! And beautiful!!!!!

total quality product

 on April 10, 2017
By Andy13
Awesome splitting axe, total quality product. Splitting wood is hard, this axe makes it easier!

Five Stars

 on March 5, 2018
By books
Love it!!!