Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle
Hatchet with Painted Handle

Hatchet with Painted Handle

Regular price £59.99 Sale

This is my second axe project - well technically its a hatchet as its designed to be held with one hand.  I bought this one for personal use but another one has caught my eye and I decided to give it the Tinker and Fix treatment and sell it on.

It's hand forged by a blacksmith in Slovenia - that takes his inspiration from a more Scandinavian style of axe head. The head shape really caught my eye.

I've made the sheath from high quality vegetable tan leather that has then been stained to a saddle tan.  It's constructed using copper rivets and a brass Sam Brown fastening.  I use the entire hind regardless of any marks or brands that it might have.  This gives the sheath a unique finish and patena.

I believe the handle to be Hickory, although I'm not 100% sure.  Regardless its a high quality wood with a tight grain.  Overall length is 38 cm.  The handle has a hefty area just below the head which makes a comfortable grip area if you wished to use it for more precision carving.

The blade is high carbon steel and weighs 860 grams.  Being hand forged the head has a rustic, marked finish which I really like.

The handle has been hand painted with a deep blue (with a slight touch of purple) and an orange band.

Supplied with a leather lanyard incase you wish to hang the hatchet for storage.