The Arvika 5 Star Racing Axe boasts a massive 4.5-pound, hand forged Swedish steel axe head. Designed for use on Australian hardwood, the wide 5.5 inch blade profile makes large V shaped cuts in hard, knotty or frozen wood. The axe head is secured to a solid 32 inch American hickory handle with both a steel and wooden wedge. A great axe for practicing the standing chop, or as a workhorse for felling and splitting. Arvika was its own forge in Sweden. In the early 1960s, Arvika ceased production and Hults Bruk purchased the brand and 5 Star pattern. For the next 50 years, Hults Bruk continued selling the Arvika 5 Star in select markets, making it a sought after axe in the United States where it was previously unavailable until now.