This special #2 carving axe is made to stand out. The material selection and processes such as the hand carved faceted ergonomic handle, the hand forged spring steel head are exactly the same as the standard #2 axe. However the aesthetics has been pushed even further. By adding chip carving to the handle and achieving the midnight black colour on the handle which has been accentuated by using a padauk wedge created this one of a kind look and feel to these axes.
This carving axe was designed with ergonomics and functionality in mind. The traditional bearded head profile, and the faceted re-curved handle makes it an ideal light weight carving axe. Hand forged from a solid piece of spring steel in Hungary by a blacksmith with more than 30 years of experience.
Features a faceted hand carved English ash 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 hand-stitched thick vegetable tanned leather sheath is custom made for each axe, so they fit perfectly and protect the razor sharp edge. The stamping along the edges just adding a bit of a flair to the sheath. The copper rivets at the corner will insure that this sheath will last a lifetime.
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.
Upon pre-order expect a 2-4 month lead time.
If you are ordering outside of the UK please be aware that you may be charged custom fees when you receive your order.