The Swedes have been masters of forging steel since the time of the Vikings, and this hammer-forged axe is a perfect example of their mastery. Made of the finest grade steel, the edge is hammer-forged to a sharpness that can cut paper like a razor, and due to the process, will hold that edge far longer than ground edges. This is an axe that will last for generations and a tool that any outdoorsman will cherish. Curved handle is hickory. 15"L. 5⅝" axe head. Comes with leather sheath.