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Fox Knives Roman Style Hunters Axe

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From Ancient Rome, 16th Century Venice and 20th Century Sweden to the United States

When you look at this really great little hunter's axe, consider that the basic design is adapted from the hand axes issued to the foragers of the Roman Legions. Those hand axes were used for cutting the fascines used for building fortified camps as the Legions marched through enemy country. The attention to quality reminds one of the work of master swordmaker Andrea Farrara of 16th Century Venice. The material of this super light and handy little axe is high-carbon stainless cutlery steel from the most modern of Sweden's steel mills. The Sassafrass handle is shaped to enable you to work hour after hour making the most of the 5-1⁄2" cutting edge of this remarkable tool. It weighs less than 15 oz. and measures only 13-1⁄2" from end to end. Comes with its own leather sheath, at about half the price you would expect to pay for such a high quality and useful tool. Made in Italy.

*Note - this Hunter's axe is designed for skinning, not for tackling the pelvis. It is too thin and sharp to be able to handle cutting the pelvis.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
    High Carbon Stainless
  • Handle
    Sassafrass Wood
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    15.0 oz
  • Sheath
  • Origin

Fox Knives

FOX Coltellerie (FOX Cutlery) has been, and remains, an important part of the knife industry in Maniago. Still family owned, the company was established in 1977 by Oreste Frati. A highly quilified staff, CNC equipment of the latest generation a strong use of the newest quality knives possible. Fox knives demonstrate that a particular attention continues to be placed on creativity and design. The knife industry in Europe, as well as Japan, has always centered around one area in each country. In England, it was Sheffield; in Germany, Solingen; in Japan, Seki City; and in Italy it has been Maniago. In the recent past, we have seen a decline in quality knife production in England, Germany, the United States and most recently in Japan. In Sheffield, the industry has been gone for a long time. There are good companies making quality knives remeining in Germany, Japan and the U.S., but they are few. Many have succumbed to the pressure to make cheaper knives which has resulted in the move of a tremendous amount of knife production first to Taiwan and then to China. It is only Maniago, the art of metal working and knifemaking has been in practice since Medieval times.



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