This is the traditional design for squaring logs and planks. There are many different shapes and edge and handle angles. This axe has a knife edge — ground on both sides. This style of axe is often used for making joints and hewing logs and planks.
Axes and hatchets are hand-forged and heat-treated out of 4140 or O1 Tool Steel.
4140 cold finished annealed is a chromium-molybdenun alloy steel that can be oil hardened to relatively high hardenability. The chromium content provides good hardness penetration & the molybdenum imparts uniformity of hardness and high strength.
O1 Tool Steel is the original oil-hardening, “non-shrinking” tool steel that can be hardened to the Rockwell C 65 range from a low austenitizing temperature. O1 is a general-purpose tool steel that is typically used in applications where alloy steels cannot provide sufficient hardness, strength, and wear resistance
Blade Length: 7” inches
Weight: 3 lbs.
Handle Length: 20” inches