Hudson Bay Axe
Hudson Bay style is a traditional style reinterpreted by Wetterlings. Overall length is 23-1/2”, blade width is 3-3/4”. Weighs 3.25 lbs. Leather sheath included.
Centuries of Steel making and forging have made Swedish
steel and axes world famous. Wetterlings, the oldest
existing axe forge in Sweden, now under new ownership,
offers the best, hand forged and fit with oil finished
American hickory handles. Natural, unpainted, finish
shows the quality of the forging. We are pleased to offer
these fine axes to our customers. Hardened and tempered
to Rockwell 56-58, razor sharp.
Hold the handle in both hands, one hand
further up the handle as you raise the axe. As you swing
the axe, let the hand slide down the handle. When
removing small branches from a log (limbing), always
make sure the log is between yourself and the branch you
are chopping off.
Always use a chopping-block when splitting
logs. Aim for the middle of the piece of wood. Bend
your knees and hit the log at the right angle so as not to
hit yourself if you miss. To save your strength, let the
cutting edge of the axe and the weight of the axe head do
the work. If there is a knot in the log, try aiming for the
middle of the knot.
Splitting with a Wedge:
Using a wedge is a very effective
way to split logs, particularly knotty birch, oak, or blocks
of spruce. Only use a splitting maul or sledge hammer
when splitting logs with a wedge. Never use an axe as
a wedge or sledgehammer unless it is designed to be so
used. Serious injury can result from small slivers of metal
flying off an improperly used axe.