This hatchet was developed during the 18th century in England and was widely adopted by American carpenters. The hatchet had a straight edge sharpened like a knife and a light poll behind the handle. It was used for hewing & general house framing.
Axes and hatchets are hand-forged and heat-treated out of 4140 or O1 Tool Steel.
4140 cold finished annealed is a chromium-molybdenun alloy steel that can be oil hardened to relatively high hardenability. The chromium content provides good hardness penetration & the molybdenum imparts uniformity of hardness and high strength.
O1 Tool Steel is the original oil-hardening, “non-shrinking” tool steel that can be hardened to the Rockwell C 65 range from a low austenitizing temperature. O1 is a general-purpose tool steel that is typically used in applications where alloy steels cannot provide sufficient hardness, strength, and wear resistance.
Cutting Edge: 4.5” inches wide
Weight: 28 oz.
Handle Length: 17″ inches (straight or curved)
Price: $145.00 for the double-bevel edge OR the right/left single-bevel edge.