A dynamic heavy hatchet with a hardened poll, the Flying Fox represents a novel hybridization of several championed historical patterns. The bit presentation, crisp heel and toe, and curvature are all neatly optimized for versatility in function. The deep poll assists in balancing the head on its nimble hickory handle, but also gives excellent clearance when using the hardened poll face for hammering tasks. Conforms to most competitive throwing hatchet standards, allowing it to also be used for the purpose.
The only thing wrong with this example was unevenness in the factory grind of the cheeks of the bit near the toe, and we've corrected this unevenness as much as possible, and removed the handle. Same cost as one with a handle, due to the extra work involved in removing the bad handle from the eye, but now the work is already done for you and the head is ready to hang! Also, as we can fit these in a small flat rate box, we're able to save you some money on shipping. We will only have these examples in stock periodically, as we only perform this work on hatchets with handles that are considered defective.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and refine the factory edge.
Head Dimensions: 3 and 3/4" x 6 and 3/8"
Head Weight: 1lb 10oz nominal
Overall Weight: 2lb 3.2oz
Overall Length: 15 and 1/2" (16" nominal)