Made for us by a young master of the art of blacksmithing, this compact axe is hand forged from a block of 4142 chrome/moly alloy steel in North Carolina, and heat treated to provide exceptional performance. The heads are hung on straight hickory handles, hand carved and sanded from kiln dried lumber. The poll is hardened to be used as a proper hammer. The head weight is 1.5lbs with a handle length of 15 inches, making it an excellent light duty hatchet for around the house or camp. The hammer end is crowned and dressed for excellent striking capabilities. Sheaths are hand made with thick USA vegetable tanned leather. Made 100% in the USA. Limited run.