*Pre Owned* Hoffman Blacksmithing 13in Hawkbill Axe Hickory Bulbed Ended Handle
*This item is part of our previously owned inventory. The Hawksbill Axe by Hoffman Blacksmithing is in great condition and never been used. Comes with beautiful leather sheath that can be strapped to your belt, a bulb ended handle for better grip when in use, and has the makers mark stamped into the head. These axes have a 1+ year waiting list, this is in stock and ships immediately. This axe ships with the sheath and COA included. Please view all photos prior to purchase*
Hoffman axes are hand forged from a block of 4142 chrome/moly alloy steel in the Blue Ridge mountains on the Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee line and heat treated to 55.5 HRC. The heads are hung on straight grained hickory handles made from cabinet grade kiln dried lumber. Each handle is hand fitted with a drawknife.
The Hawksbill (named after Hawksbill Mountain in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area of NC) is one of our top choices for a backpacking axe. The head weight is approximately 21 ounces, with a handle length of 13 inches. Double bit axes give you two blades in one. For example, it’s wise to save one of your blades for finer cutting work, while sacrificing the other for grub work near the ground where edge damage is likely. Double bit axes are very balanced as well. You can upgrade for $30 more to have a sheath which will allow you to carry the axe on your hip, or on your pack. The Hawksbill is light weight and perfect for longer distance trips.
Sheaths are hand made with thick vegetable tanned water buffalo leather. 100% made in house. Overbuilt and ready to use, because overkill never fails.