The Autine Unpolished Hatchet is a robust, backpack-sized axe. 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 it is heavy enough for the more demanding 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. As the name might already suggest the rest of the head has a brut de forge finish: unpolished.
The elm wood handle is, in terms of ergonomics, a real winner. Some manufacturers use a shorter handle for a shorter axe. Autine doesn't do this. Your hands, after all, do not shrink as you use a smaller axe. For this axe the handle is just as thick as the handles on the larger models. As such you will always have enough grip, no matter how you hold it. The large curve at the end of the handle might look like a bit 'much'. When you hold this hatchet, however, 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 Unpolished Hatchet comes with a simple leather sheath. The sheath protects the cutting edge. Or rather, with this razor-sharp edge it will protect you.
Autine by John Neeman.
Autine by John Neeman is John Neeman's baby. 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 subtle changes in terms of size and specifications can occasionally occur.