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Wetterlings 123 Scandinavian Forest Axe 26" Overall, Head Weighs 2.2 Pounds

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Part Number: SAW123
Manufacturer: Wetterling Axes
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SAW123: Scandinavian Forest Axe
This is the classical Axe, used by many forestry workers in the times when felling and limbing trees were done with axe and saw. The long handle gives you strength, and at the same time the possibility to an ergonomically and safe way of working. The length of the handle is optimized for persons of normal length. For XL persons we recommend the bigger American Forest Axe for this kind of work.

The Scandinavian Forest Axe is delivered with a hickory handle and a leather sheath.
  • Overall Length: 26"
  • Face: 3.25&8243;
  • 56-58 RwC
  • Head Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Overall Weight: 3.45 lbs
  • Leather Sheath Included
  • 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.
4.667 (3 reviews)
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Stewart P
Stockton , Ca
Aug 19, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
A Wow Axe!
Large yard axe used twice a month maybe. Be careful cause this axe was extremely sharp and shaved a piece of my palm skin off right away. The build us very good with solid seat head to shoulder. Only downside is...I think it could use some linseed oil out the door. I was very impressed and the axe was a month late. I don't give 5 star reviews..let's keep it real. I'm ok with delivery time as knife center kept me informed!
5 out of 5
May 26, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Whats not to like
I've had the Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest axe for about 4 weeks now, I bought it to accompany me during felling operations this summer as I'm working as a sawyer. Right out of the box I was impressed, I started drooling when I removed the sheath and saw the hand forged head and everything it promised to me in its glean. All jokes aside this axe is by far my favorite piece of kit I own. Mainly working with Ponderosa, this lovely tool makes quick work of removing bark, sounding, clearing work space, limbing downed trees and even felling (9 inches so far) Branches the size of your fist will be sliced in one swing if you hit it right. I've been letting my cohorts use the axe and the handle has held up well to misses and everything else that can happen. I've been using a Lanskys puck to sharpen it out in the field but I just got some King wet stones I will be taking out with me from now on. I will also be using this axe in the winter for processing larger pieces of wood for winter camping. Now that I've seen what it can do, I have full confidence.
5 out of 5
Noah G
Citra, Fl
Feb 17, 2015
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Awesome tool, so/so sheath.
This is a VERY nice 3/4 axe. Wetterlings puts out a great product and its just awesome. The hickory handle for this axe came finely sanded but not finished with any oils, and has both a wooden and straight metal wedge. I am 5'8" and find this axe to be just a bit too big to be used effectively and safely with one hand but very nice for two handed chopping and splitting. The edge it came with would shave some arm hair and miss about half of it, but was easily brought to a knife-sharp edge. It balances very well just under the head if you do need to "choke up" on the handle to carve and feels solidly built in any position. The head is well hung and has a pattern well suited as an "allround" pattern axe. For backpacking this may be a size big to comfortably carry due to weight concerns. Something like the foresters fine axe may better suit a backpacker's needs. The sheath this axe came with is fairly thin and flimsy leather (compared to my council tool velvicut sheath or a condor sheath) and has stretched out the past two weeks to the point where i can take the sheath off without unsnapping it... not good, but the axe is so great I'll give it 5 stars and make a cover.
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