“Among my most valued possessions is a tiny Colclesser tomahawk, of 8-ounce head and 2 1/2 inch bit, which, with hickory handle and home-made sheath, weighs only three-quarters of a pound. I seldom go anywhere in the woods (unless in marching order with a heavier axe) without this little trick. It is all that is needed to put up a satisfactory shelter wherever there is hemlock or balsam, or bark that will peel, while for other service I use it oftener than I do my jackknife.”- Horace Kephart
There are few men that spent more time using an axe than Horace Kephart. As he tramped and travelled through these mountains that I call home an axe was a daily part of his life. This axe is forged from repurposed “flea market” steel such as old pry bars. It is made to the specifications Kephart put forth himself, a weight of 8 oz., 2 1/2” edge, with a haft of locally harvested hickory. Handy for a myriad of camp chores and light enough to throw in your pack and forget about it til it’s needed!