Helko Werk Black Forest Pack Axe
Part of the Helko Werk Traditional Collection, the Black Forest Pack Axe is made with a traditional wide bit, German-style woodworking blade. Made in the Rhine Valley in Germany for more than 150 years, these axes are an example of quality craftsmanship that can only be developed through years of experience.
While the axe is best suited to cutting, with the wide bit it will hold up well for any splitting work. Finished with a lightweight American Hickory handle, it makes the axe light enough to carry in your pack and take out to camp.
Each axe is sent out complete with an American made leather sheath.
- Blade Width: 105mm
- Head Weight: 700g
- Gross Weight: 900g
- Handle: 50cm
For every axe purchase $4 will be donated to Lihle through Just Peoples.
Lihle, a local woman from the tribal village of Kwa Shange in South Africa, has a big heart and a big vision. In Lihle’s village there are increasing numbers of orphaned and vulnerable children due to a high prevalence of HIV/Aids. At the same time many children die before the age of 2, so there is an urgent need for improved maternal healthcare. In 2006 Lihle set up education and maternity health programmes to address these two key issues her community faces and break the cycle of poverty.
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