- The axe is made by Siberian craftsmen in taiga in the South of Krasnoyarskiy Kray. This axe is made from special 10ХНФ steel (1% carbon, under 1% chrome, nickel, vanadium, molybdenum). Axes which are made from this steel can sustain high and continuous shock loads against bone, boughs, wood while retaining blade sharpness. The axe has a three-layer blade: the middle part is made from hard steel, the exterior part and the butt are made from soft steel creating a self-sharpening effect and allowing to work at -50 to +200°C without blade damage. Blade hardness: 60 HRC.
- The handle is made from mature (more than 150 years) long-fibre Amur oak which undergoes 7 stages of special treatment. The handle does not need to be steeped in water because it has special hot linseed oil coating. The handle is fixed firmly to the axe by three oak wedges applying special water-resistant joint glue.
- Water-resistant case with special soft inlets and a blade case allow safe carrying of the axe by any method.
The axe blade is sharpened in such a way that when long used whetting with any (corundum, diamond or hard-alloy) touchstone in a few alternate movements alongside the blade is sufficient. After the procedure the axe regains its high chopping quality.
Recommendations for long-life:
- Do not hit the blade on heat-treated metal surface and stones.
- Do not keep an axe in wet ground or water for long periods.
- Do not hit the butt with heavy metallic objects to avoid its damage.
- Do not overheat an axe more than 200 C to avoid the reduction of its hardness.
- The axe is not a throwing tool! Do not throw!
- Do not hit the axe blade against another axe blade, knife, splitting axe or wedge to avoid the damage of both tools due to physic laws.
A dry and relatively clean axe in a case will serve a long-life.