The Autine Small Hatchet black is a black, limited edition version of the standard small hatchet. And it looks amazing! We rarely come across axes that are as perfect as this Autine Hatchet. Compact but massive in terms of what it can do. This axe has a head that is thick enough for splitting work, an edge thin enough to produce kindle and enough weight for the more heavy-duty chopping tasks. Simply a superior axe. Forged by hand in Latvia.
The axe head of the Autine Hatchet is made from laminated steel. The cutting edge is made from instrument steel with a high carbon content. Hardened up to 59-60HRC, which is relatively hard for an axe. The core is enclosed by softer steel. This softer steel will absorb the blows so that the cutting edge can be a little harder. The edge itself is razor-sharp. You don't often come across an axe that is so sharp. The edge is polished as if it is the edge of an outdoor knife. And even in that class it will excel in terms of sharpness. Except for the polished edge the head is enhanced with a rough, black brut de forge-finish: unpolished.
The elm wood handle is, in terms of ergonomics, a real winner. At first glance it might look a little straightforward. However, when you take a closer look you will see the carefully placed curves that give the axe the ergonomics it requires. When you hold this hatchet you will feel that it is absolutely perfect. The balance is great and because the flare the handle will definitely be locked in your hand.
The Autine Polished Hatchet comes with a black leather sheath. The sheath protects the cutting edge. Or rather, with this razor-sharp edge it will protect you.
Autine by John Neeman
Autine is John Neeman's brainchild. This master smith, also known from Neemantools, has years of experience when it comes to forging and creating stunning knives and axes. Top-quality, basically custom-level.
Please note: because of the handmade character of the knives subtle changes in terms of size and specifications can occasionally occur.