I am happy to offer a hand-forged axes made in Bakersville, NC. The axes,
similar to my other products, are made to order one at a time. I can usually
begin work immediately after your order is placed, so if you are looking for a
professionally forged and finish carving axe, look no further. I have been
forging axes for almost a decade and have trained with a number of masters in
both woodworking and blacksmithing, and I am hopeful that my axes are a
synthesis of both crafts.
The axes in this particular listing are forged from 4140 tool steel. The axe
head weighs approximately 1.5 pounds and the handle can add up to 8 ounces.
Both the cutting edge and back pole of the axe are hardened to allow for safely
striking and using the axe as a splitting implement. These axes have been in
the design process for years, and I believe the care and consideration that has
gone into the design shows in the cleanliness of work.
This axe differs from the other 1.5 bearded axe in the width of the blade.
This axes blade measures 4" while the other axe is much wider at 5".
I use these same tools almost daily in my own work, and I have found that a
pristine forged finish allows for greater ease of use. I could not confidently
present my work to the market if I did not feel as if the product was something
I would not personally buy.
However, if you are looking for something a little different or a design that
I do not currently offer, do not fear! I am always happy to custom forge tools
to your exact specifications. Most craftspeople know what works for them, and
my tools mirror that logic, but what works for me while not for you, so let me
know what you may have in mind and we can get the forging process started.