I can’t remember if I ever posted this one. This hatchet was gifted to me by my uncle when I was about ten years old or so. I never really used it in the thirty or so years I’ve had it. He passed away about 15 years ago. This hatchet, an old Shimano fishing reel and an old monocular telescope (maybe spotting scope?) are all I have left from him. I would’ve had a fishing rod to go with the reel, but a family member accidentally snapped the rod before I received it. Anyway, back to this hatchet. It is branded Othello and stamped Solingen Germany in two places so I think it is safe to say that is where it was made. It’s a neat little thing. It weighs 12oz so most trees would not be too afraid of it. It’s never been sharp, but I did try to sharpen it one time when I was young and took a file to it. Its made of some sort of carbon steel as the hammer poll has some patina on it as well as a few rust spots here and there. The paint is a puke green with a hammered finish. The handle is sized for a grown man so I don’t think it was a kids toy. The stag scales, especially the side with the stamping, are the best part in my opinion. It always seemed a bit gimmicky to me with the bottle opener and screwdriver on top. It is something that I never plan on selling, but I also do not see myself ever using it either. My uncle was a true outdoorsman and would likely have been proud that I love the outdoors and share this passion with my kids. He was man’s man who was into knives and guns and hunted and drove a Jeep Grand Wagoneer with wood. He would likely have fit right in here with his wool hunting jacket and smoking a cigar. I believe he was forced to sell off all of his gear as he got older and his health got worse. I’m not even sure if his kids got any. I’m so glad that he gifted a few things to me, this hatchet being the the most unique. The mask has seen better days, but you can still make out where he wrote his name “Tony C” on the back in marker. I remember he marked all of his gear this way. I scratched my initials below back when I was young figuring that that was the cool thing to do. I just thought I’d share this little piece of my family history with you all. BTW- That is an Blind Horse Knives GNS next to the hatchet in one picture to give you a reference of how small this piece is.