A classic example of the double-edged Italian billhook, or "pennato", this "Zocca" pattern has a bill oriented 90° to the handle for pulling cuts on thick plant stems and small branches. The bill orientation gives open access to the forte for general brush cutting or long knife-like strokes. The compact "hatchet" blade tackles heavier woody targets. The blade is distal tapered for strength in the tang and lively balance, while the upper ferrule has a tongue that allows it to be suspended from the belt when both hands need to be temporarily freed of the tool. The unique lower ferrule prevents the compressive tension of the peened tang from forming splits.
A versatile workhorse!
The only thing wrong with this example is it has a round handle in place of the usual handle and the ferrule was welded together a bit crooked at the factory.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and refine the factory edge.
Blade Length: 9" Hook, 6" Hatchet
Overall Length: 14 & 1/4"
Steel: Silicon Manganese Spring Steel at 58RC
Thickness: 5.2mm (tapered)
Weight: 1lb 6.8oz