One of the finest hand tools available. This superbly balanced tool feels like an extension of your arm, maximizing forehand and backhand swinging momentum. Axe edge cuts wood up to 1-1/2″ in diameter with one stroke. Sickle hook slices through vines and briars with ease. Made of high-carbon steel with a black oxide coating to prevent deterioration, blade maintains a sharp edge that will not crack or chip, even in sub-zero temperatures. Blade is cemented and riveted to a hand-lacquered American hardwood handle. 17″ long, weighs 23 oz.