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Helko Werk Black Forest Spalthammer


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If it is an axe with extra grunt you need, then the Helko Werk Black Forest Spalthammer is what you will be after. With a heavy 2.8 kg head designed for splitting large logs, difficult trunks, and heavy firewood it will get the job done. The head has flared cheeks creating an ideal splitting wedge profile.  The butt end, opposite to the blade, can be used as a sledgehammer. The turn-around hook on the lower blade is helpful for moving and turning logs.

Made with C50 high-grade carbon steel, open die drop forged by hand, heat-treated, and oil-hardened. Approximately 53-56HRC (Rockwell) with hand ground and sharpened bit/blade. The Black Forest Spalthammer comes with a standard top grade cowhide 6oz adjustable blade sheath. Please note, the overstrike protector is not included with axe.


  • C50 high-grade carbon steel
  • Open die drop forged by hand, heat-treated, and oil-hardened
  • Approximately 53-56HRC (Rockwell)
  • Hand-ground and sharpened bit/blade
  • ‘Helko’ crown mark hammered into cheek 
  • Handcrafted from Grade ‘A’ American hickory
  • Individually selected for grain orientation and density
  • Hand-finished with boiled linseed oil
  • Traditionally hung using softwood wedge and round steel ring wedge
  • Made in Germany

Additional info


Head Weight 2800g

Gross Weight 3600g


Handle Length 80cm


C50 high-grade carbon steel

Grade ‘A’ American Hickory


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Helko Splitter is awesome

less sticky in the chop, better control than my longer handled splitter, just as effective, feels good, well balanced, good pricing, don't get a guard for the neck, make one from cord, its better

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