Whiskey 646 Axe
Whiskey 646 Axe
*Please note: All Whiskey Knives are handmade in small batches. If the knife you want is out of stock, don't worry, we will be getting another batch in soon - typically within 7-10 working days. Thank you for your patience. Trust me - they're worth the wait. CR///EK
I named this axe after my old scout troop - Troop 646. It reminds me of my scouting days and has an old scout hatchet look and feel to it. While you may be able to take down a tree with this little guy, it's most comfortable splitting up kindling around camp. It's a great light-weight camp axe for a variety of tasks. I've often said it's axes like this one that coined the phrase "small but mighty".
Overall Length: 10.25
Blade Length: 3.75
Weight: 15 ounces
Blade thickness: .187 inches
Material: Carbon Steel
Handle: Upcycled White Oak Whiskey Barrel Stave (Hot Waxed)
Special Features: Full Tang, Ferro Rod Notch, Lightweight
Origin: Hand Forged in Kentucky, USA
OUR STEEL: A36CARB
Our knives begin as tough A36 Steel, which are forged and ground. The blade is then sent for a state of the art heat treatment, which, over a period of twelve hours, produces a deep layer of high carbon tool steel that forms an incredible cutting edge (58-59 RC) while retaining extreme core toughness (35 RC).
This edge is Flat Ground. The grinds/bevels are asymmetrical, designed specifically to produce a thinner modified single bevel cutting tool. The edge is micro-beveled and ceramic honed. See sharpening suggestions below.
INCLUDED WITH SALE
Leather Grunt Sheath: Full leather sheath, steel stapled, and hot paraffin dipped. Paracord lacing for multi-carry. Hand-crafted in USA.
Black Kydex Sheath: Kydex sheath formed to each individual blade. Paracord lacing for multi-carry. Hand-crafted in USA.
The two included sheaths are laced with 550 paracord as can be seen in the photos. This lacing also forms a variety of loops and attachment points. I've found this axe works best tucked through the best or simply stowed in the pack. The paracord can also be replaced with another color for a more personalized look.
ALSO AVAILABLE for extra $30
Leather Voyager Sheath: Exquisite hand-crafted leather sheath treated with a proprietary mix of leather dye, neatsfoot oil and a splash of whiskey. Each sheath is sewn with top-of-the-line heavy duty red waxed cord for durability. All rivets and screws used are of high quality. Sheath includes ferro rod loop and 5/16” ferro rod.
CARE & MAINTENANCE
All carbon steel knives are susceptible to rust. Our Whiskey Knives are no different. It is recommended to oil your blade after each use in the field. I (CR///EK) have always used mineral oil and it has worked just fine. You can also use mineral oil to treat and protect the whiskey stave handle scales. If any rust occurs on the blade while in storage, steel wool can be used to brush it off. Our included leather grunt sheath has been dipped in hot paraffin wax and the residue from this sheath will also help to protect your carbon steel blade.
The kydex sheath will require no maintenance. Our leather sheaths will benefit from a biannual treatment with leather conditioner. Any variety will work well. We offer a small tin of Saddle Soap and also Mutton Tallow for sale and each of these products work well when treating and protecting leather.
Your axe has an asymmetrical beveled edge (think Samurai sword). You won't notice it with the naked eye but it is there. You will achieve the sharpest edge by only sharpening the side of the blade which has my logo stamped. I prefer to use a rod-style diamond or ceramic sharpener for this task but many varieties of bench stones will work as well.
Like everything I offer for sale, I will stand by my Whiskey Knives for as long as I'm alive. If your knife ever fails you for any reason or if you just decide you don't like it, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will either send you a replacement or refund your money.
* I am happy to sign the back of your leather or kydex sheath. If you would like this, please simply notate in the next screen before checkout. I am also happy to sign the wooden box lid that will come with your whiskey knife. Just notate in the next screen.