This hatchet head was made by Spear & Jackson, back when the company was based in Sheffield, England – an area known for its superior steel work. Its a simple design, but clean and useful. Its the perfect size for nearly any job that requires a hatchet. John re-profiled the edge and brought it to a razor-sharp polish.
John made a custom handle for this hatchet from 20-year-old, locally-milled hickory. Hickory is one of the hardest available woods, yet still flexible enough to take an impact without splitting. Upon completion, the hatchet was submerged in a linseed oil bath for one week.
John also made a custom sheath out of heavy leather treated with beeswax and oil, and fastened with copper rivets. The hatchet comes in a slender handmade box, made primarily from pine sawed from Enger Grove.