The practical purpose of this unusual ‘twisted’ aluminum Splitting Wedge is that it distributes the force of a blow in two directions at once. Great for knotty hardwoods and tight-grained logs. Forged in Germany from high quality, aircraft-grade aluminum. While aluminum might seem counter-intuitive for an object that is constantly struck by a heavy steel hammer, it will give rather than splinter when struck. The tops of steel wedges tend to mushroom over time, and the resultant overhang can break off and, in essence, become flying steel shrapnel. The 45-degree twist and barbed, anti-friction guide ribs help prevent bounce-back and make driving easier. Measures 8” x 2-1/2” x 2”.You May Also Like
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our Maker
We wanted to share with you an inside look at a 4th generation family business that makes some of our best garden digging tools and most of our axes, hatchets, and clearing tools.
It’s located in Germany near Heidelberg, not far from the Rhine River. The factory and forge are run by Tobias runs with his wife Dovile. In my 30+ years of being in the tool business, I’ve learned the exceptional people are those who always have an eye out for quality and can easily discuss both the use of the tools, the process of making them, as well as the craftsman who work for them. Tobias fit that mark perfectly – it’s in his blood.
From the Hickory handles sourced in the USA to the forges powered by wood waste the details are considered.