I had never owned an axe this small. In fact, when I first saw it, I thought, "What am I gonna be able to accomplish with this?"
That all changed as soon as I picked it up. This thing is so lightweight, comfortable to hold yet sturdy, that it will quickly become your best friend in the woods. You can even wear it on your belt without even noticing any heft.
It's perfect for chopping small firewood, saving you from having to baton with your knife. The head design makes it easy to put your hand right up behind the blade for great control when making feather sticks - again, faster and more comfortable than using your knife. It's size also makes it perfect to help field dress and process large game.
Not to mention, isn't that curly birch handle beautiful? Don't worry about hurting it though, because Karesuando gives you a 10 year warranty - not that you'll need it.
Head: 4" stainless Sandvik 12C27 steel axe head with 2 5/8" cutting edge.
Handle: One-piece oiled natural curly birch handle with reindeer antler heel. Karesuando inlay shield on side.
Length: 8 3/4" overall
Comes with Black leather blade cover belt sheath and a 2 1/4" x 1/2" double sided diamond sharpener with brown leather slip pouch
Brand: Karesuando Kniven
Handmade in Sweden (literally by craftsmen in the North Pole, no kidding)