The German Standard product line includes a wide selection of hatchets, cutting axes, splitting axes, and splitting mauls. These durable, rugged forestry tools are affordably priced and styled in the fashion of traditional German axes which have been in use throughout Europe for hundreds of years. The heads are coated in a rust-inhibiting enamel. The handles are lightly lacquered with a red-dipped grip. As with all Helko products, the heads are manufactured from high grade carbon steel, and are hardened to the German DIN 7287 B manufacturing standard for extended life and reliability.