For a Lifetime of Use
Our axe heads are precision-made, and can be bent or even broken if forcibly struck with a hammer or other metal object (although wooden tools shouldn’t damage them).
Please only use our axes for their intended purposes, e.g. chopping wood.
Before using your axe, remove any looseness between axe head and handle by tapping on the handle butt with a hammer, etc.
Please keep your axe out of the reach of children.
How to Use Our Products
- Hand Axes
- First swing down firmly, wedging the axe blade deep into the top surface of the log, then lift both axe and log together and drop them repeatedly on a firm surface, until the weight of the axe head gradually splits through the log. Using excessive force and attempting to chop the log in one stroke can result in severe accidents.
- Heavy Axes
- Place the log upright on a chopping platform, then swing down firmly, keeping your legs spread wide in case the heavy axe continues downward.
- After use, first please remove any dirt from your axe’s blade with cleaning liquid if necessary. Then wipe with a dry cloth, apply a light coat of oil to prevent rust, and finally replace the blade cover before storage.
- If the blade should become dull or chipped, it can be re-sharpened by first using a rough whetstone (if chipped), and then a fine one (to finish the blade). Please be sure to wet your sharpening stones with water before use.
- Please do not use your axe for any purpose other that that for which it was designed, e.g. chopping wood.
- Using excessive force (or swinging down from high over your head) may result in your axe bouncing off the log at an angle, with severe personal injury as a result.
- A relaxed swing, using the weight of the axe head to naturally split the wood, is best. Using too much force will result in quickly becoming tired, and even possible injury.
- Before each period of use, please check the fit between axe head and handle to confirm that there is no looseness, or severe injury may result.
- If your axe head becomes loose, please place the top of the head down on a firm surface, and gently tap the butt of the handle with a mallet, etc., in order to tighten its fit in the head.
- If wedges become loose, they may be wedged in more tightly by gently tapping on them with a hammer.
- Please do not strike your axe head with metal hammers or other metal tools.
- Axe heads and handles will start to deteriorate if left in contact with water. In order to prevent rusty axe heads and weakened wooden handles, please ensure your axes are always kept dry during storage.
- Please keep all axes out of the reach of children.