The cutting edge of the Wetterling Carpenter’s Axe has a straight edge used for whittling and carving. The straight handle is of prime American hickory, and the head of the axe is constructed so that the hand gets as close as possible to the cutting edge for maximum control. It measures 19 5/8″ overall, with a 6 3/4″ axe head, and a 4″ cutting edge. It weighs 2.2 pounds, and comes with a leather blade cover. The axe handle comes with a lanyard hole for your convenience.