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Traditional Ukrainian Axe "Hutsul"

Traditional Ukrainian Axe "Hutsul"

Regular price $215.00 USD
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Hand-forged traditional axe in the Carpathian Highlanders. It`s also can be called Bartka or Valashka.

Bartka emerged simultaneously with the settlement at the Carpathian slopes. Highly functional combination of stick, axe and hammer was generated by the needs of the specificity of living in mountainous areas. Its originёs determined not only by some types of hand weapons, but also due to the functional needs of the inhabitants of the mountains. Firstly, walking on the mountain slopes without a bark - the stick is rather difficult. However, ordinary cane does not help much in dense thickets. A tool was needed that would combine a stick with an axe. Secondly, in mountain forest people were at risk of meeting not only with predators, but even robbers. So, it was necessary to have weapon to protect themselves.

Size:
length - 11cm (3.94 inches)
cutting edge length - 7cm (2.75 inches)
handle - 80cm (31.5 inches)

The axe is functional. Cutting edge is forged.

We need 30-60 days to make it.

We can make the axe for you in your size and with carving (we can carve runes, names or various patterns). Please contact us to get more information.

Shipping worldwide from Ukraine, it takes at least 3-5 weeks to deliver to USA, Canada and Australia and near 30 days to most European countries.

!!!EU and UK buyers will pay purchase tax. Check your tax percentage locally. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer!!!

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FadirTools Team
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