Welcome to
Kalthoff Axes


Making axes, using axes and thinking about the different details of an axe never stops to fascinate. I make axes out of curiosity and love for the tool itself. Always keeping high standards and working without compromise is my inspiration.

Now the first axe, a small carver, is here. I hope it will inspire you to make something with your own hands, and give you as much satisfaction as it gives me.

– Julia Kalthoff

Small but strong.

550 gram is easy to lift and the balance makes every gram work to your advantage. Our small carver is small but feels big. 

Superior steel and hardening. 

Carbon molybden steel and solid heat treatment makes the edge last longer. Our test shows remarkable difference. 

Developed with pro carver.

Developed with renowned carver Beth Moen. “It works excellent. Distinct feel, good balance and good for removing material”

Fine sharpening stone

Whetstone from Swedish shale, quarried and sawn in Loos in northern Hälsingland. Well known to make a sharp edge among Swedish craftsmen. It is useful when sharpening everything from your dear axe to knives, scissors or anything with an edge.

A whetstone is a must for everyone that use edge tools. Learning how to sharpen your own tools gives greater self-confidence and understanding of how to use te tool. In addition, it gets safer and more pleasurable.

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Knut Östgård: “I am very satisfied with it. The balance, weight, size, sharpness and handle length. I can easily carve with precise chops."

Watch nestor spoon carver Knut Östgård, carve a spoon with a Kalthoff axe. Good tutorial for beginners.


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