This small TREKKING AXE has been hand forged from 1055 carbon steel. Its head is ground and glazed before hardening to give it its satin finish. After this process the layer of oxides is intentionally left on the head. The entire process takes place using only traditional methods in a very small forge in the southern part of Poland. The forging process strengthens the steel and improves its internal structure. The fact that the entire process is done entirely by hand ensures a unique character of each TREKKING AXE. Hand hammering is an extremely time-consuming process and requires a huge blacksmith’s involvement. However, it provides the greatest control over the end result.
The handle is made from hickory wood. It is one of the best types of wood for shafts, perfectly tolerating and absorbing the vibrations that occur during the use of the axe. It is fine-sanded and polished, then covered with many layers of natural linseed oil to ensure perfect impregnation against atmospheric conditions. This finish also allows the wood grain to show-up underlining the classic form and the timeless appearance of this TREKKING AXE.
The shape of our TREKKING AXE allows you to wear it on the belt (we recommend our AXE HOLDER for the TREKKING AXE – click) and the loop made out of leather thong on the handle makes it easier to hang it during storage.
Our axes are created in cooperation with a great blacksmith – Paweł Surdel, who according to our exacting specifications, forges them for us in very limited quantities, not exceeding 10 pieces per month.
Our TREKKING AXE is delivered with a protective holster on the head and like all of our products is hand stamped with a unique LESZNER serial number.