Hultafors Hultan Hatchet
A really popular axe with spoon carvers.
This axe is a good all rounder, capable of nimble carving, felling and removing branches from small trees, and splitting wood.
It's got great history too. The hatchet is hand forged and made from Swedish quality steel in the forge at Hults Bruk, where the forging tradition goes as far back as 1697.
Hand forged means the steel head is struck 40-60 times to increase density and durability. The hatchet is named after Hultån, the stream where the water for the water wheels was once taken.
The American hickory handle is 375mm, and the head is 500g.
Comes with a thick leather sheath, a lifetime (50 years) guarantee, and it's super sharp, ready to carve.