Helko Werk Expedition
Helko Werk Expedition

Helko Werk Expedition

Regular price $150.00

The Expedition is as big as they come, and is the workhorse of the Classic line.  This serious working axe is best reserved for the heaviest and most difficult jobs.  The size may be intimidating to newcomers, but the Expedition is ergonomically balanced, and fully capable of clearing your property and heating your home (provided you have the stamina to put it to use).  Its heavy 4.5 pound head delivers incredible striking power in the hands of a controlled operator.  Beyond the call for duty, the Expedition’s polished head and impressive size make it an exquisite display piece in its own right.  In fact, you may just want to order two – one for the shed, and one for the mantle.  The head is buffed and polished to a highly reflective finish that reduces cutting friction and improves rust resistance.

*Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery


  • Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany
  • German C50 high grade carbon steel
  • Open face drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
  • Helko crown hammered into cheek
  • Polished to a highly reflective finish
  • ​53-56 HRC (Rockwell Hardness)
  • Crafted in Switzerland
  • Sustainably sourced Grade A American hickory
  • Individually selected for strength, grain orientation, and density
  • Boiled linseed oil finish, 150 grit smooth sanded
  • Hung with hardwood wedge and notched steel ring wedge​


  • 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard protective oil
  • Vegetable-tanned leather sheath
  • ​Head Weight:      4.5 lbs. 
  • Total Weight:       6.5 lbs.  
  • Handle Length:   35 in.