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One thing that always amazed me about vintage hatchets from the 50s and 60s, is how freaking thin their handles were. ½ to ¾ inch diameter was the rule, not the exception. I can think of only a handful of hatchets on the market today that even come close. I’ve heard some argue that was because hatchets were mainly used by children at the time and, therefore, marketed to their small hands. I have real doubts about this because I think you’d find alongside these “child hatchets” a whole lot of “adult hatchets” in that case with much thicker handles. But you don’t. An axe manufacturer back then might have at most two models of hatchets in their catalogues, and they all had very thin handles. It’s just the way people liked them. And I do too!
I thinned this pattern down from a nice Beaver Tooth hickory handle as a tribute to this old style. Probably not what the market today is looking for but a great compliment nonetheless to this 1.5lb bearded style head. Comes with navy blue 6-7oz leather mask with brass rivets and a LAMACA two-sided strop (pictured).
Head Weight: 1.5lb
Blade Width: 3 5/8in
Handle length: 18.5in
Handle Material: Hickory
Finish: Appalachian Appalachian Black Walnut
Total Weight: 2lb 8oz
Leather mask and strop included!