The Autine Trail Boss is a large yet remarkably lightweight axe. Given its size, you'd expect the axe to be much heavier. The long cutting edge and relatively thin head almost make it more of a carpenter's axe. Ideal for smoothing beams. At the same time, this axe's light weight make it an attractive option for camping trips where you want to split lighter wood to make kindling. For heavier splitting tasks, we prefer a real splitting axe.
The Autine Trail Boss is an axe that doesn't just look amazing, it is also incredibly functional. Perfectly finished, and razor-sharp upon delivery. It is simply a superior axe, forged by hand in Latvia.
The axe head of the Autine Trail Boss is made from laminated steel. The cutting edge is made from instrument steel with a high carbon content. It is hardened 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 this sharp. The edge is polished like the edge of an outdoor knife. And even in that class, its sharpness stands out. As the name might already suggest, the rest of the head has a brut de forge finish, in other words: unpolished.
In terms of ergonomics, the elm wood handle is a real winner. The large curve at the end of the handle might look a bit 'much'. When you hold the Trail Boss, however, you'll feel that it is absolutely perfect. The balance is great, and the flare locks the handle in your hand nicely.
The Autine Trail Boss comes with a simple leather sheath. The sheath protects the cutting edge. Or, with this razor-sharp edge, it may be more accurate to say the sheath protects you!
Autine by John Neeman
Autine is the brainchild of John Neeman. This master smith, also known from Neemantools, has years of experience when it comes to forging and creating stunning knives and axes. The best quality, at a custom level.
Please note: because of the handmade character of the axes, there may be subtle variations in terms of size and specifications.