The Wetterlings Fine Foresters Axe is a well balanced and versatile axe. The Fine Foresters Axe has a 24 inch slender handle and a cutaway behind the blade for precise carving. The Wetterlings Fine Foresters Axe gives you a long reach but the lighter head makes it easier to manipulate.
|Length:||27.5 in / 69.85 cm|
|Weight:||35 oz / 992.23 g|
To me, and many other reviewers (check out UTube) this is the perfect all round camp axe. It's slightly longer than a Small Forest Axe (20"), yet not so long as the Scandinavian Forest Axe (26"). Several things are very unique to this model. 1) It has a light weight straight edge Carpenter's head pattern...yet 2) the taper on the edge is not super thin like a Carpenter, making it a good splitter. 3) The handle is very thin, yet is easy to grasp and manipulate during use...up high for close work...along the shaft for kindling and light limbing...or at the end for a full swing during felling. It is capable of all kinds of bushcraft jobs from feather sticks to bucking. And even though light as a feather it can really make the chips fly. Again, look it up on UTube via a name search and see what it can do. In short, pretty much anything except big felling. It's also one of those pieces that has a special feel to it. It's just right. If my 15" Hatchet is for a hobbit, my standard large headed Carpenter's Axe would be perfect for a Dwarf...making the 3/4 size 26" Scandinavian Forest Axe suited to Strider! So, carrying that little fantasy forward, this lithe gem at a svelt yet capable 24" would certainly be for Legolas, the Elf. Or, perhaps one of his Forest Elf kin. See what spinning yarns around a crackling campfire can bring about? Be all that as it may, this is one very fine and well finished item. Indeed my favorite. Not cheap, but well worth the investment. And that combination of a light, elegantly longish handle with a sturdy Carpenter head is, again, unique. Excellent Axe.