Helko Spaltaxt – German Splitting Axe

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Amazon Price: $169.00 $169.00 (as of December 16, 2017 6:47 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.

Description
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.

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

SPECS
+Length: 28 in.
+Head Weight: 4.4 lb
+Total Weight: 6 lb .

*Handle colors may vary lighter or darker than photos.

*Visit our website to see the full product line – Helko North America

Customer Reviews

I would like to say this part first

 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.

Absolutely best splitting maul/axe ever

5 people found this helpful.
 on August 27, 2016
By Phili 4:13
Absolutely best splitting maul/axe ever! I sell firewood and heat my house by wood only I live in Missouri in the Ozark mountains and let me tell you this thing is a beast I have used huge mauls before and this helko splits wood way better at half the weight than any other maul I have used ppl always tell me to buy a gas powered splitter bt I refuse bc I can split more wood with this helko splitter than a hydrolic splitter I’m way faster with this awesome helko i wish I could try every product they make thank you helko werk for an amazing maul/axe it exceeded my expectations! Ps I can take a huge round of wood and every strike splits the wood perfectly I’m dumbfounded by this awesome product! God bless

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.

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.

total quality product

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

Helko Spaltaxt

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

Five Stars

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

Good weight and balance and the blade sharpens well

 on May 3, 2016
By TJ
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.

Just great!

One person found this helpful.
 on January 18, 2017
By Hillbilly
What a fantastic axe. Great weight and balance for splitting. Grain orientation was spot on and the fit and finish are what you would want and expect from an axe in this price range.