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Wetterlings 120 Appalachian Forest Axe 32" Overall, Head Weighs 3 Pounds

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Part Number: SAW120
Manufacturer: Wetterling Axes
Retail Price: $219.00
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SAW120: Appalachian Forest Axe
Full size axe for cutting timber. Hand forged from Swedish Carbon specially alloyed steel. Edge hardness 57 RwC. Handles from American Hickory. Delivered with vegetable tanned, locally produced, leather sheath.
  • 32" curved hickory handle
  • 3 lb. Swedish carbon steel head
  • 56-58 RwC
  • Leather sheath included
  • 20 year warranty
  • Made in Sweden
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Dewey F
Dothan, Alabama
May 07, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
refined cutting
I am an active 62 year old, 5'8", 161#, decent condition from chores and cycling. I am from south Alabama and grew up on a farm in my early years. We still own the land and I've always loved the outdoors and doing things by hand. I have used axes but never one like this. It came sharp and it stays sharp for a long time. In about 3 minutes I cut through an 8-9" D oak snag 20' tall left after a logging cut. I have a photo but don't know how to attach. This axe made 3-4" slices through that green wood which I have never experienced before. If I were more accurate, time would be less. I am not a great axe swinger, but if you cut at a steep angle the axe seems to slice rather than cut, with better access through the grain. It also works on limbs/trunks on the ground. I straddle the trunk and swing at a steep angle and it's like magic. Observe a beaver's cut on a tree. It is at a steep angle, about 70 degrees. Excellent product and the carbon steel responds well to sharpening. I use ceramic stones and get great results. I am building a collection of Wetterling axes. I now have the small hunting axe, scandinavian forest axe and this one. Next will be the maul. Superb and I highly recommend. Knife Center service and shipping is great.
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