An axe suitable for small-scale felling, made from blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork. The axe is hand-forged and made from Swedish axe steel using traditional methods in use since 1697. The shaft is curved and made from hickory. Particularly suitable for lopping branches or clearing bushes and brushwood. The steel is stuck several times, increasing its density and thereby the durability of the axe. Has a clear tempered zone within which the axe can be sharpened whilst not detracting from the strength of the edge.