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Helko Werk Journeyman Pack Axe


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The Classic Journeyman is Helko’s solution to the quest for the ultimate wilderness pack axe. A cross between a hatchet and conventional axe, this pack axe is designed to be lightweight, compact, and easy to carry while trekking through the wilderness. The weight and length allow for either one or two-handed use, and it is equally capable of both cutting and splitting work. The Journeyman is the perfect all-purpose companion for the backpacker, camper, or woodsman.  The butt end, opposite to the blade, can be used for light hammering and is perfect for striking in tent stakes.

Made with C50 high-grade carbon steel forged by hand, heat-treated, and oil-hardened. Approximately 53-56HRC (Rockwell)  and hand ground and polished to a mirror finish. Stamped with ‘Helko’ crown mark. 

Crafted from Grade ‘A’ American Hickory and individually selected for grain orientation and density which has been hand finished with boiled linseed oil. Comes with our standard top-grade American cowhide 6oz leather adjustable sheath.

If you are seeking the ultimate wilderness pack axe then the Journeyman should be your choice.


  • C50 high-grade carbon steel 
  • Open die drop forged by hand, heat-treated, and oil-hardened
  • Approximately 53-56HRC (Rockwell) 
  • Hand-ground and polished to a mirror finish 
  • Stamped with ‘Helko’ crown mark
  • Crafted from Grade ‘A’ American Hickory
  • Individually selected for grain orientation and density 
  • Hand-finished with boiled linseed oil
  • Traditionally hung using soft wood wedge and round steel pin
  • Made in Germany

Additional info


Head Weight 700g

Gross Weight 900g


Handle Length 50cm


C50 high-grade carbon steel

Grade ‘A’ American Hickory

Cow Hide

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
stephen dilks (Melbourne, AU)
Quality Axe

Purchased this axe as I like products of a high standard and that's exactly what this item is. Have given it a lot of use and the blade edge stays keen for a long time

Adrian Harders (Sydney, AU)
Absolute Beast

This splitting axe makes quick work of the iron bark we have.
Its also a nice looking piece of kit!

Julie White (Sebastopol, AU)
Excellent workmanship, great service

Great product and service

William Carney (Melbourne, AU)
Sharp chopper

Quick delivery sharpened to perfection and a heavy duty sheath all a man needs

Philip Whitehead (Melbourne, AU)
A great utility hatchet

Fabulous weight, sharp and love the handling of it

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