July 17, 2019 2 min read
Our hatchets from Mizuno Seisakusho are forged from S45C carbon steel (0.45% carbon content) which means they'll be much more durable than our Swedish axes and easier to sharpen, due to the softer nature of the steel. While they won't keep their edge as long, they are incredibly robust. The handles are made with strong oak wood that is burned on the surface, and are nicely contoured like European hatchet handles. The burning of the oak's surface makes them more moisture resistant and less likely to shrink. They are presented in a beautiful leather sheath, while the head is secured with both wood and metal wedges to keep it firmly on the handle.