Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany, these axes are named after the region’s famous Rhein River Valley. The Rhein, one of Germany’s most prominent geographical features, was a historically significant source of trade and growth for settlements in the region throughout the medieval period. Cutting axes like these were a daily necessity for people carving out towns and villages in heavily forested regions along the Rhein River. The Rheinland pattern – a traditional German wide-bit blade – is extraordinarily well suited for cutting work. A cross between a hatchet and a conventional axe, the Rheinland Pack Axe is designed to be lightweight, compact, and easy to carry while trekking through the wilderness. The weight and length allow for either one or two handed use. Compact in size, this pack axe is a highly versatile packing tool and will fit well on most packs. It will capably handle a variety of tasks, including felling small trees, clearing brush, limbing branches, splitting firewood, and making kindling. Each piece is handcrafted by Helko’s Master Smiths, lifelong artisans of metalcraft, using tongs on an open face drop forge. Minimal post supplementary work is performed, allowing each blade to proudly display its forging marks.
+ Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany
+ German C50 high grade carbon steel, 53-56 HRC
+ Open face drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
+ Helko crown hammered into cheek
+ Crafted in Switzerland from Grade A American hickory
+ Selected for strength, grain orientation, and density
+ Boiled linseed oil finish, 150 grit smooth sanded
+ Hung with softwood wedge and notched steel ring wedge
+ Vegetable-tanned leather sheath, USA made
+ 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard
+ Length: 19 in.
+ Head Weight: 1.5 lb
+ Total Weight: 2.5 lb
+ Bit length: 4.25 in.
Visit our website – Helko North America – to see full product line
Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany
German C50 high grade carbon steel, 53-56 HRC
Switzerland made handle, Grade A American hickory
Includes vegetable tanned leather sheath
Head Weight: 1.5 lb / Length: 19 in. / Total Weight: 2 lb