Special Carver (James Wood Edition)

Special Carver (James Wood Edition)

Soulwood Creations

Regular price £385.00 Sale

This special carving axe is made to stand out. I have managed to incorporate marks that have left by a shotgun shot in the tree. Instantly signalling the a hidden story of the ash tree.

The material selection and processes such as the hand carved faceted ergonomic handle which represent the next generation of my handle design. I have pushed my skills to their limits in order to create axes that are not just exceptionally functional but going beyond the simple aesthetics of a working tool. Using a specially made and stamped axe heads which showcases James Woods excellent craftmanship.

Features my signature faceted hand carved Rippled English ash handle with more recurve to encourage the axes slicing motion. I have also added some decorative chip carving to add a bit more flair to the handle. The facets improves the grip on the axe, which means you can use your axe longer without getting blisters or fatiguing your hand.

The symmetrical 30 degree flat grind is an ideal choice for cutting performance but robust enough to maintain a sharp edge for a longer period of time.

The saddle stitched thick vegetable tanned leather sheath is custom made for this axe. I have added some stamping and a faded dye work to further enhance the form of the sheath. Additionally the corners are reinforced with copper rivets to guarantee the longevity of the sheath so it can protect the razor sharp edge.

I have introduced a proud wedge on all of my axes. This serves a dual functionality. If the axe is going to be used in a really hot and dry climate there is a chance that the handle might shrink a little but with a few taps on the wedge the handle could be re-tightened. The secondary function is that with an axe that is meant to be used for generations there will come a time when the edge needs to be re-ground and this is a lot easier to achieve if the head is removed from the handle. With a proud wedge it is easier to get a purchase on the wedge and remove it as opposed to when it's trimmed flush. 

  • Total weight, approx: 750g

  • Cutting edge length: 13.5cm

  • Handle length: 28cm

If you are ordering outside of the UK please be aware that you may be charged custom fees when you receive your order.