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Adler Premium Short Splitter Splitting Hatchet

This little guy packs a serious punch with a very substantial head on a smaller handle. Perfect for packing out to campsites, the Adler short splitter is meant to be used two-handed for splitting firewood, without the need for a bulky splitting maul. If you need a hefty splitter to take over long distances, on a motorcycle, or in your truck, this is the axe for you.


  • Wooden handle from American hickory, treated with linseed oil
  • Thick wedge grind for splitting.
  • The edge is sharpened, polished and ready to use
  • Leather axe sheath included
    Blade Material C45 Steel
    Steel Hardness 47:55 HRC
    Handle Material American Hickory
    Handle Length 20"
    Head Weight

    2.7 Lbs
    Total Weight

    4 Lbs
    Grind Style Wedge grind
    Made in Germany
  • About Adler - Following in the blacksmithing footsteps of his father and grandfather, Josef Schmitt opened a small axe-making shop in 1919 in southern Germany. Now over 100 years old, Adler is run by his great-grandson Tobias Schmitt. Tobias maintains the traditions and focuses on the quality that we were raised with while bringing Adler into the modern age with the latest technology and an emphasis on sustainability. In addition to making a high-quality product, Adler has a water-based paint facility and use waste wood from handles to power their factory. They work hard to meet cutting edge production and sustainability standards, while maintaining the tradition that has given them 4 generations of commercial success.