New Swiss Military Reserve Woodsman Axe. - New Swiss Military Reserve Woodsman Axe. Heavy-duty to the bone comes with a 20" solid ash hardwood handle and a Large axe head with a 4 1/2" sharp blade . On the flip-side it has a nice flat pounding surface for driving in wedges. Weight comes in at 4 lbs. 11 oz. for an easy carry. These were issued to the Swiss Army and are a very high quality axe for a great price.