OUR JAUREGI AXES ARE HAND FORGED
The Basque axes from the Jauregi family business, in Urnieta (Basque Country), are known worldwide for their quality. Its roots, with hardly any outside influence, maintain a uniquely curved handmade ax pattern: The Moon Bit (Aho Ilargiren). The robust but light handle, as well as a powerful ax head, help the hitting so that it is strong and dry, in order not to get stuck and bite the wood correctly.
The manufacturing method is unique today in the world, and the good work of Jauregi is indisputable in the artisan ax sector. The upper part of the handle is wider than the rest, so the head of the ax will never fly off, thus providing the extra security that a high-end ax like this requires in its use. Jauregi is the last Basque ax craftsman; Their ax heads are cast, then forged and tempered one by one, ensuring that the quality of each ax is optimal.
The heads are differentiated by their weight:
from 0.6 kg to 1.5 kg pruning axes / Biscayan axes
from 1.5 kg to 2 kg felling axes
from 2 kg to 3 kg splitting axes
The steel is 0.45-0.5 carbon steel hardened to 55HRC, the handle is made of solid beech, and it includes a sturdy leather sheath.
NOTE 1: All our axes come hand sharpened for you, and the handle sanded and oiled (boiled linseed oil), unless specified.
NOTE 2: The axe shipped will have a straight bit or moon bit according to inventory unless specified.