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Special #1 Carving Axe

Special #1 Carving Axe

Soulwood Creations

Regular price £220.00 Sale

 This special #1 carving axe is made to stand out. The material selection and processes such as the hand carved faceted ergonomic handle wich represent the next generation of my handle design. The hand forged spring steel head is exactly the same as the standard #1 axe. However the aesthetics has been pushed even further.  By adding the milk paint to the handle which accentuates the carved facets on the handle and a painted walnut wedge makes this axe truly one of a kind!

 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.

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 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: 700g (approx)

  • Cutting edge length: 13cm (approx)

  • Handle length: 28cm

 

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