Just like our beloved rough cast viking hatchet, but with a little more class and a lot more customization. The polished blade is cool in its own right, but it also is a blank canvas for some awesome etching. As long as it's not too intricate, we can etch logos, words, symbols, etc. right on the blade. This is not ink, but actual acidic changes to the metal. Personally, I love the awesome weathered look with the polished image. It really pops.
But wait! There's more! Engrave images, drawn pictures, words, or even handwriting on the wood handle to give some extra "oomph" and really stick it to Great Aunt Ethel who always makes fun of your attempts at gifting. Suck it Ethel!
Let's talk about customization!
Short on stature at 13" long with a 5x4" blade, and weighing in at just over a pound, this gift is easy to display and present without ripping studs from the walls. Rosewood handle and high carbon steel polished head. Etching runs around $20 extra, depending on image intricacy and one or two sides. Request a custom order to start the conversation and get a quote.
Disclaimer: This is a real hatchet with a sharp blade. Watch your fingers when you're chopping the carrots for the Viking brunch. You assume all responsibility for safe use upon receipt.
*there will be variations in the wood grain
1095 high carbon and Damascus Steel are great at holding an edge, but will rust and stain if not taken care of properly. Please clean and dry your blade after use, and apply a light coat of oil (gun oil, coconut oil, canola...almost any clear oil) in order to protect the blade and add longevity.
Dec 27, 2018
Commande passée depuis la France, je l'ai eu sous 10 jours environ, top !! Super hâche mon père l'a adorée ! Merci 😊
Dec 25, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Fast shipping and great response. The axe is wonderful, just the right size and and the sheath is well made also. Perfect for and task or trouble on the trail or urban environment. Great price for craft and detail.
May 23, 2018
I bought this hatchet for my son to honor the memory of his beloved uncle. The image Travis etched into the steel was something rather particular. We went back and forth on drawings turned into digital images to ensure it was exactly what was wanted before he started that part of the work. What AIMblades produces truly is art and worth more than any sticker price. My son’s face was the standing ovation to this man’s work; my son loves his hatchet and I love that this durable, beautiful, and memorable investment came with a touch of healing. I could hardly be more impressed or more grateful.
May 19, 2018
The pictures don’t do justice to this axe. It is a beautiful tool and the craftsmanship is so fine it could be used as purely decorative art. Extremely professional ownership and fast, reliable communication. All around wonderful shop.
Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Estimated shipping times
- Canada : 5 - 10 business days
- Europe : 10 - 20 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 10 - 20 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
Of course! That's what this is shop is all about. Polished blades are great for adding beautiful etching, and the wood handles can be engraved with anything from initials to a hand written signature, a corporate logo to your kid's drawing of, uh, an alien? person? Three legged hedgehog? Whatever it is, we can likely engrave it! Keep in mind the size a handle is, which limits the size and detail.
Here's the breakdown of basic customization:
Engrave one side: $15. No set up fee or by the letter fee.
Engrave two sides: +$10 ($25 total)
Etching: Varies by complexity, but usually about $25.
Think big. Send me a message with your thoughts! I'll discount for big orders like weddings. I know money is tight!
1095 high carbon and damascus steel will hold an edge very well, but they are not stainless steel. It may take on color with lots of use, and should be dried and oiled, if possible, to prevent rust. If you do get some rust, I prefer giving it a quick rub with a very fine (000) steel wool and it usually easily takes care of it without scratching the metal.
I wouldn't go chipping away at rocks, but they're pretty tough and should last you a long time!
Corporate Gifts or Awards
These are usually orders of 15+. We can do almost any amount given enough time.
You can engrave names or logos on the handles. You can replace my AIM logo with your own etched into the blade, or we can make a custom metal stamp of your logo for the leather sheaths.
Just remember, these are custom made and hand crafted, so we need months, not weeks. The more customized, the more time we need! They look ridiculously awesome, so bring it on!
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Custom and personalized orders
Yes. Oh, you want more? Just send me a note to discuss!
-Engraving goes on the wood handles, and possibly the leather sheaths. It's a laser engraver, so burning the image in. I can fill it with color on the handles, but not the sheaths. It can do fairly detailed images, EVEN HAND DRAWN PICTURES AND WRITING. Be creative!
-Etching goes on the metal. It looks great on the polished metal, but can be hard to see on the damascus. This need to be less detailed. Think words, numbers, basic designs.
I will do full custom jobs for larger orders, including blade designs, handle materials, custom deep etched logos (instead of the AIM), custom leather stamps on the sheath, etc. Your corporate gifts can be awesome!
I'm open to the discussion. Send me a note!