Helko Werk's Traditional line is a premium collection of handforged German heritage axes. Each piece is handcrafted by one of Helko’s Master Smiths - lifelong artisans of metalcraft. The Smith uses tongs on an open face drop forge to shape the head one at a time, with no two pieces exactly alike. These axes give their user the experience and feel of an old-world hand tool, with the reliability that comes from rigorous modern German manufacturing standards. The handles are smooth sanded and finished with boiled linseed oil. Each axe includes a vegetable tanned leather sheath and a bottle of our Axe Guard Head Oil.