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Helko Classic Forester Axe

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Original price $140.00 - Original price $140.00
Original price
$140.00 - $140.00
Current price $140.00

Handmade in Germany

The Forester is a highly capable, full-size general purpose axe. Its 3 ½ pound head provides enough heft and power for most cutting and felling work. It is big enough to take down medium and large trees without over-encumbering the average user. If you are looking for a full-size axe but aren’t able to comfortably wield the larger Expedition, the Forester is a solid choice and perfect for the farm, home, or cabin. The head is buffed and polished to a highly reflective finish that reduces cutting friction and improves rust resistance.




- ​Head Weight:   3 ½ lbs. 

- Total Weight:   5 ½ lbs.

- Bit Length:      4 ½ in.

- Handle Length:  31 in​.


- Hand forged using a drop hammer on open dies

- Premium grade C50 high carbon steel

- 53-56 HRC (Rockwell Hardness)


- Sustainably sourced grade A American hickory

- Individually selected for grain orientation and density

- Boiled linseed oil finish, 150 grit smooth sanded

- Hung with hardwood wedge and steel ring wedge​ ​ 


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