In 1996 the founder of Yellowood Design was given his grandfather's axe, and a spark was lit within him. The axe was in poor shape, and yet had the lived character and cherished authenticity of something real. The idea of sharpening and restoring old axes, giving people tools both traditional yet new and pristine, was born. A central part of American heritage representing the pioneers, exploration and adventure, Yellowood Design has made its goal to take these beautiful, powerful tools out of the corner of your shed and breathe life back into them. Each axe is restored by hand, with a custom made and hand-stitched leather sheat and a fresh paint job. Feel that same smooth, hefty power that your grandfather felt with his axe, and restore an American tradition with Yellowood.