This special #3 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 #3 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 this axe.
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. Hand forged from a solid piece of spring steel by a blacksmith in Hungary with more than 30 years of experience in the craft.
The #3 Axe has a heavier head and a longer cutting edge than the #1 axes . This axe was born in a hope that the extra weight allows for faster stock removal but the balance of the axe still allows for very precise axe work.
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. Further reinforced with rivets at the corners so it can serve you a very long time.
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, approx: 850g
Cutting edge length: 17cm
Handle length: 31cm
Upon pre-order expect a 2-4 month lead time.
If you are ordering outside of the EU please be aware that you may be charged custom fees when you receive your order.