Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer
Kalthoff Small Carver Axe - Wood Tamer

Kalthoff Small Carver Axe

Regular price$385.00
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Developed in cooperation with renowned carver Beth Moen, the Small Carver Axe by Julia Kalthoff is both  versatile and precise. Beginner and experienced carvers will benefit from the small yet strong design.

The head comes in at 550 grams and is easy to swing and manoeuvre. The axe head is hardened to 57 Rockwell so will hold its edge well and offers ease of sharpening.  The total weight of the axe is ~710gm.  The 30-32 degree angle on the axe makes it truly versatile and perfect for both hard and soft woods.

The balance point of the axe is the same as your grip point meaning the axe has a lighter feel and that every gram works to your benefit.

Forged in Sweden from Swedish steel with a Swedish ash handle, this axe is one you will treasure for life.

Julia is so confident in the quality of her axes that each comes with its own serial number and lifetime guarantee.

Sheath Included.

Small. Strong. Well Balanced. Tough Edge.


Axe Details

Axe head weight: 550 gram / 1.2 pound

Handle: 300 mm / 12 inch long

Edge: Long and curved 100 mm / 3.9 inch

Bevel: 30-32 degree slight concave

Blade: 130 mm / 5.1 inch long with carving cavity

Neck: 55 mm / 2.2 inch long

Steel: Swedish steel. Alloyed with carbon, molybdenum, chrome, and vanadium

Forging: Die forged in hammer press

Heat treatment, edge: Kalthoff slow hardening to 58 HRC

Steel finish: Rust proof oil

Wood: Swedish ash, grown in Skåne

Grain alignment: Straight grain, standing growth rings with +/- 25% variation

Wood moisture: Axe assembled with handle and wedge furniture dry at 8–10% moisture level

Handle finish: Raw linseed oil

Sheath: Leather sheath included. Made from vegetable tanned cow hides, bordeaux shade

Orders are shipped 2-4 business days after placement and are sent via Australia Post. You will be supplied with a tracking number once shipped so you can keep track of where your parcel is at.

Please allow 5 business days for delivery and 10 business days for Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania.

Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday will be processed the following Monday or Tuesday.

Australian Shipping Rates

A $12.95 AUD flat rate shipping fee applies on all orders.

If you require your parcel more urgently then you may select Australia Post Express Post shipping for $19.95 AUD which should arrive 1-2 business days after dispatch (location dependant).

If you have any concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing info@woodtamer.com.au

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International Shipping rates are calculated at checkout based on the weight of your parcel. Express and Standard shipping are available.

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Weight Pricing
< 500g
< 1kg
< 1.5kg
< 2kg 
< 2.5kg
< 3.0kg A$47.00
< 3.5kg A$55.00


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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews


Christopher Mongillo
Perfect for Spoons

I bought this axe to upgrade from a Helko Black Forest Hatchet. The Helko works fine now, but it took quite a bit of work to correct the bevel and it is quite heavy for detailed work and long carving sessions. This Kalthoff axe is light, really well balanced and holds and edge for a good long time. It is hung perfectly! When I choke up on the head it is super comfortable in my hand and I can make the smallest of cuts with precision. Sometimes I simply use it to shave off flakes of wood to clean up a spoon. It's no big tree chopper, but the weight is enough to carve without wearing me out. I recommend it.

Alli B
Now my favourite axe

This is now my favourite axe
It is well balanced, beautifully sharp, maintains its sharpness really well and is easily kept sharp with stropping 1st suede & compound & finally leather.
The Robin Wood axe was nice to use as a beginner. It’s served me well and I don’t regret starting with it. And now after getting this axe I realise how much nicer it is to use this Kalthoff axe and appreciate its finer points all the more. You won’t regret it 😁

Nathanael Coyne

I've been making do with a Gransfor Bruk Wildlife Hatchet but this carving axe is significantly better. The balance, the size, the weight, the shape of the cutting edge, the profile, it's just perfect. Easier to use and control and feels like a natural extension of your arm.

Olie Brown
Kalthoff Small Carving Axe

Been using this axe solidly for a few weeks now. Absolutely love it. Perfect size for spoon carving. Came razor sharp as expected. Would recommend to anyone.

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