These bearded hatchets are made one at a time, out of the highest quality
materials. Hatchets are one of the most basic tools known to man, and they’ve
been used to help cut wood, make kindling, prepare game, countless farm chores,
and prepare campsites for millennia.
I’ve gone through many variations of forging these until I finally arrived at
a style that I believe not only looks beautiful and offers great balance, but
its also great to be able to choke up your grip around the handle and be able
to use the beard for finer cutting.
Most modern axes are forged entirely out of one piece of steel, this axe
forged out of 4140 chromely, which is very tough and it holds an edge well.
Some of the biggest names in hand forged axe making use 4140 or an equivalent
steel. It’s easy to sharpen and performs well.
For a hatchet with a forge welded bit, see my other listing.
My handles I craft out of American hickory, and I take my time to shape and
sculpt the handles so that its much easier to grip while you’re swinging. I use
mahogany for the wedge to hold the axe head in place, and the mahogany offers a
beautiful contrast between the hickory. I can also add a lanyard hole for you
for an additional cost. Lanyard holes are great for displaying your hatchet on
the wall, as well as lashing it to your gear when your in the field. I rivet a
brass ferrule into my lanyard holes for extra strength and ascetic.
I lightly distress and dye the wood of my handles a rich golden hue, and I
also offer dyed handles in a variety of colors.
Lastly, I craft each leather sheath to fit each hatchet like a glove. Sheaths
on hatchets are many times overlooked, a maker might spend very little time on
them because all they need to do is protect the cutting edge of the tool. But I
take time to craft a very high quality sheath that also looks and feels as
quality as the blade it protects. Every edge is blackened and sealed. The
leather is dyed and sealed, and I use solid brass on all of the hardware. I can
also offer hand forged iron along the cutting edge of the sheath along with
small rivets holding it together. This is a custom option, and it’s something
entirely unique to my sheaths.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions, my goal is to give you the
highest quality hatchet that I can, and I take pride in each step of the