A great all round axe for cutting firewood or clearing trees from a wooded areas. The carbon steel head weighs 2.25 lbs and comes with a 23.5″ handle which is made of USA Hickory wood. The handle length gives you a good amount force when cutting without losing control of the axe mid-swing Tool has a leather loop in the handle for easy storage. Forged in the Italian Alps by Andrea Prandi Company, who have been producing these lovely axes since 1969. Now into their third generation, and have retained a love and passion for what they make. Choosing the best steel which is worked by skilled craftspeople which makes for a durable and reliable product.