DICTUM Felling Axe

Hand-forged felling axe for universal use. The popular Harzer head shape, widely used since 1930,...
Hand-forged felling axe for universal use. The popular Harzer head shape, widely used since 1930, was found to be one of the best head shapes in early forestry tests and was common throughout Germany before the chain saw was invented. Our model also features the characteristic rectangular groove, which allows you to pull out your wedged axe using a square metal bar. The handle shape we use was developed in 1935 through intensive practical testing by the former IFFA »Institut für forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft« (Institute for forestal work science). Thanks to the bent handle, and the resulting change of the axe’s »slope«, the impact carries enormous power.
DICTUM Forest and Outdoor Axes
Our high-quality axes with practical design are produced in small European forges according to traditional forging techniques.
Features of a DICTUM axe:
  • Forged by hand
  • Forged of C-60 carbon steel (hardness 56-57 HRC*)
  • Practical, tried-and-tested axe shapes
  • Ash handle with a natural Urushi surface for comfortable feel and dirt protection
  • Handle is set by means of a wooden wedge and an additional metal wedge
  • Each axe comes with premium leather sheath made of vegetable-tanned cowhide*
* unless otherwise stated
    Further details on the manufacturer



    Most of the products we sell as a trading company we produce ourselves, or we have them produced by selected and approved manufacturers.

    We have been making musical instrument products in this way under the brand name Herdim for more than 100 years.

    Our design department staff develops our products from scratch - from simple component drawings for hand tools to complex component assemblies for power tools. Our prototypes are extensively tested by our specialists, trainers, and frequently also selected customers. They are only put into mass production once they are found to have practical use.

    All materials such as cutting steels, cast materials or handle materials are carefully selected according to their intended use and then produced with a view to making them ergonomic.

    More complex manufacturing processes like casting, deep drawing, forging and lasering are carried out by specialised companies according to our specifications.

    The final quality control always takes place on site at our company.

    • Head weight 1.25 kg
    • Blade length 110 mm
    • Overall length 655 mm
    Discover product in our flip catalogue:
    Discover product in our flip catalogue:
    Article no. 708477
    Brand Dictum
    Ready to ship today, delivery time 2-3 workdays within Germany
    €131.90 per piece(s)

    Prices incl. VAT


    plus shipping costs

    Including sharpening pass, two free sharpenings.
    Handle-fitting pass included
    DICTUM satisfaction guarantee
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    DICTUM Felling Axe
    DICTUM Felling Axe

    Article number 708477
    Plenty of accessories and spare parts

    Replacement parts

    Replacement Handle for DICTUM Felling Axe

    Replacement Handle for DICTUM Felling Axe

    Untreated, without Urushi surface. Fits No. 708477

    incl. VAT plus shipping costs

    Article No. 800572