The Hatchet 15 Inch Hickory is a small, all-purpose hatchet for basic uses such as making kindling, doing light clearing and working in the garden. This item has a head weight of 1.25 lbs. and a handle length of 15". The head is the product of blasted and clear-lacquered ironwork and the curved shaft is made of US-sourced hickory. That handle is treated with linseed oil.