Ever since Lost Art Press published Make a Joint Stool from a Tree, I’ve wanted a German hatchet like Peter Follansbee uses. Well they seem to be impossible to find, but at today’s meet, I finally found one. It has the right weight and length to it, and the blade is thinner than a normal hatchet, and of course single bevel for hewing. The back of the handle at the head is also square, which feels right for finer work. The branding is marked Ochsenkopf. Looks like the company is still making tools, but I’m not aware if they have any US distributors.

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