The Velvicut line of axes are produced by the most experienced artisans with the utmost care! The blade is forged from 5160 grade alloy steel for strength, toughness, durability and it is heat-treated and quenched to produce a hardened edge which is tempered to Rc 50-54. The 24”L curved handle is made of grade “A” American hickory for proper grain orientation and alignment and is mounted to the head in a traditional manner using a softwood wedge crossed with a steel wedge for added security. A Linseed oil coating is applied to protect the handle. The 2 lb. axe head is coated with oil to prevent rusting and to showcase the natural beauty. A leather sheath is included to protect the tool and the user. Sheath is made of premium leather with a buckle for fastening and an embossed logo. Made in the USA.