That’s where Germany’s Helko Werk enters the fray, with their heavy duty, high quality axes. Wood cutting has never been so easy, or tool long lasting in our modern market. Perhaps it’s mainly America and China, but the quality of craftsmanship has dropped tremendously, for the sole reason of profit, and I think it’s sick. But Helko, as with many European producers, have sworn off making junk, and have instead decided to produce long-lasting, reliable tools and products. Today, I want to feature the Spaltaxt, which is a German-style splitting axe that makes short work of just about any log. While I would suggest pairing this axe with a quality felling axe, it is a beast of an axe that’s built to last.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen