Australia's Largest Range of Tools for Wood
In Sweden 200 kilometres north
of Stockholm lies the village of Storvik. People have worked with iron
in this region since their Viking ancestors first fashioned their weapons
from the local materials. Here in a small village workshop there are craftsmen
toiling away at the forges of theWetterlings Axe Company much the same
as there have been for nearly 130 years.
There is a lot of folklore attached to axes. They conjure images of early
man carving out a place for himself in a hostile environment.No matter
how sophisticated our tools become, we are drawn to their primitive simplicity
and find they still have a place in our modern lives as useful tools.
TheWetterlings story began in 1882 when the engineer Otto Wetterling arrived
in Storvik after several years in America. His brother Sven Avel Wetterling
(the origin of the SAW stamped on the axes) had been producing axes at
a forge on a small scale. Otto had studied the production of axes in America
and brought home with him many innovative ideas, he combined these with
the craftsmanship and experience of the old country to create the Wetterlings
company that exists today. Since then the forge has been in uninterrupted
When you pick up aWetterlings axe, what you notice first is the weight
and the hand-made look of it. Each axe has its own distinguishing mark
- it’s not uniformly finished as mass-produced tools are.You can see where
the steel has been hammered and shaped at the forge by the hands of a
craftsman. It’s a beautiful thing and no two are exactly the same. The
American Hickory handle fits the hand well and is designed to withstand
high impact. It is secured to the head of the axe by the use of a wooden
wedge and a steel locking ring. The user doesn’t need to use great force
to cut effectively because the weight of the axe head is perfectly balanced
to do the work with minimal effort. This is no ornament and it’s made
to last a lifetime.
The high-grade Swedish steel contains alloys of silicon, manganese and
vanadium that all contribute to superior tempering and the axe head is
slowly hand-forged in a hammer forge press. The final product is completely
dependent o the skill and patience of the blacksmith. Each axe head is
protected by a leather sheath.
It’s a real treat for us to search the world and bring home unique tools
to add to our range.Carba-Tec® is thrilled to be able to offer this beautiful
range of axes to our customers. Whether your interest is in bush craft,
camping or gardening, hunting, sculpting or even tool collecting, we believe
Wetterlings axes will really add something special to your experience.
For more info and pricing on Wetterlings Axes CLICK
|Wetterlings 18" Double Bevel Carpenter's Axe
With a straight cutting edge, this axe allows you to get right up to mark
out lines ensuring that you can make the cut needed. Hand forged in Sweden
to 57-58 HRC this 1kg axe is perfect for whittling, carving and trimming.
The American Hickory handle is shaped for comfort and has an oil finish.
Length: 500mm - protective leather sheath supplied.
|Wetterlings 16" Small Camping Axe WTX-115
An ideal general purpose axe designed for chopping or splitting
firewood and clearing saplings or small trees. It features a convex cutting
edge with a slightly wider bevel face for increased strength. The poll of
the axe is polished and designed for use as a hammer. The axe features the
classic Wetterlings shock resistant Hickory handle. It weighs 0.7kg. Length
- 380mm. Leather sheath supplied.
|Wetterlings 10" Small Axe WTX-104 (Click
This small axe can be used for hunting or camping. It has a similar
head to the camping axe with a convex cutting edge, wide bevel face and
polished poll for use as a hammer. it is very efficient at splitting small
logs and cutting branches. Its compact size and light weight means it will
fit snugly into your pack on hiking or fishing trips. It weighs 0.55kg.
Length 250mm. Leather sheath supplied.
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