Zai Core Axe is a Crisp and Contemporary Version of the Rugged Implement

 - Sep 4, 2012
References: kacperhamilton & dezeen
You would not see your stereotypical lumberjack toting this sophisticated-looking Zai Core Axe. Every part of it has been painstakingly crafted to the point where it would seem a shame to potentially damage it.

Kacper Hamilton's design comprises an elegantly slim 28-inch helve that boasts incredible strength despite its 13-milimeter thickness. The center of the handle comprises a strip of robust carbon fiber that's sandwiched between a pair of beautifully sanded ash wood panels. This beautiful grainy veneer references the appearance of the conventional forestry tool.

What's even more unique about the Zai Core Axe is that it has two interchangeable heads. Both manufactured of forged high carbon steel, the pair of them weigh 1,500g and 1,200g for the splitter and the feller respectively. With all of the mass focused in the end, the apparatus is so much more efficient as an implement for chopping dense timber.