Helko Werk Journeyman
Helko Werk Journeyman

Helko Werk Journeyman

Regular price $120.00

A cross between a hatchet and a conventional axe, the Journeyman is a pack axe designed to be lightweight, compact, and easy to carry while trekking through wilderness.  Its unique head weight and handle length allow for comfortable use with one or two hands, and it is equally capable of performing cutting and splitting work. The Journeyman is our idea of the perfect all-purpose axe for the avid backpacker, camper, or woodsman.

Head

  • Handmade in Wuppertal, Germany
  • German C50 high grade carbon steel
  • Open face drop forged, heat treated, and oil-hardened
  • Polished to a highly reflective finish
  • Helko crown hammered into cheek
  • ​53-56 HRC (Rockwell Hardness)

Handle

  • 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​

Included

  • 1oz bottle of Axe-Guard protective oil
  • Vegetable tanned leather sheath
  • Head Weight:      1.5 lbs. 
  • Total Weight:       2.2 lbs.        
  • Handle Length:   20 in​.