S A Wetterlings Axes
Hand-Forged in Storvik-Sweden
S A Wetterlings Axes are hand-forged from Swedish quality steel alloyed from iron, carbon, silicon, manganese and vanadium. Hand-forging uses presses that deliver many blows, making the axe edges stronger than if they were drop-forged. The special axe steel alloy makes high quality hardening possible. After grinding, hardening and tempering, the Wetterlings Axes keep a rockwell hardness of 7-58. These are the main reasons the Wetterlings Axes hold a keen edge with good “sting” longer than most axes.
S A Wetterlings Axe handles are lathed from American hickory. With the best stress capacity and resistance to blows, hickory is the wood of choice for good axe handles.
The blacksmith hammers the glowing steel in a forging press. The skill of the blacksmith determines the final product.
During the whole process the axe heads are heated repeatedly. This gives the steel superb durability and means a very sharp edge can be achieved.
The hammer and anvil are used for the finishing touches. The hands of a blacksmith are still the best tools when producing an axe.