Mohawk Belt Axe
Our belt axe is an exact replica of one in the James Johnston collection, excavated many years ago from a Mohawk Indian site near Rome, New York. At 4 7/8 inches long, it is light, yet still very effective as a small utility or belt axe. The 14" handle is straight grained hickory. According to Neumann's "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution", this basic axe pattern was in use from 1680-1780.
The heads are cast out of 4140 or 6150 steel and heat treated. You just need to take a file to them once in a while to keep the edge sharp.
Dimensions: 4 7/8" head with a straight grained hickory handle length of 14" long.