This head came without a stamp, so we don’t know much about its origin. Its a heavy head, useful for splitting kindling and limbing trees – many jobs usually reserved for a small axe.
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.