With this special #2 carving axe I aimed to highlight a more natural aesthetics of this working tool. Using a specially made and stamped axe heads which showcases James Woods excellent craftmanship.
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 carving axe.
Features a faceted and chip 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.
For the sheath I have used a unique triangular pattern saddle-stitch on a thick vegetable tanned leather sheath. Also the corners are re-enforced with copper rivets so they will last you for a long time.
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: 750g
Cutting edge length: 14cm
Handle length: 28cm
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.