The perfect wood
In selected quality
For the handles on our 1879 range we use assorted Hickory-woods only. The wood from this American tree-type is very hard, resilient and durable. Furthermore, its elastic properties help it to absorb vibrations making Hickory the ideal material for handles of axes and hatchets.
The natural color of hickory wood varies between a very light beige and a darker more reddish tone. The color has no effect on the quality or usability of the handles, in fact, a lot of customers value this individual colorscheme that each axe has.
The assembly of the head and handle uses 2 safety wedges for hatchets and 3 safety wedges for Axes. The wedges lock firmly into the wood to fix the head securly on the axe.