Special Carver (James Wood Edition)

Special Carver (James Wood Edition)

Soulwood Creations

Regular price £350.00 Sale

This carving axe is a first in a line of axes that was born with a collaboration of James Wood. An excellent blacksmith who is practicing his craft in England. The shape of the axe head is inspired by an Archeological axe find at Arjeplog while keeping ergonomics and functionality in mind. With it's generous recurve and pronounced upsweep it can remove material very quickly and efficiently. 

Features my signature faceted hand carved English ash handle with more recurve to encourage the axe slicing motion. 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 double stitched thick vegetable tanned leather sheath is custom made for this axe. I have added some stamp work to further enhance the form of the sheath and axe head. and protect the razor sharp edge.

I have introduced a proud wedge on all of my axes without the use use of glue. 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 of this 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: 700g

  • Cutting edge length: 14cm

  • Handle length: 25cm

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