The Large Straight Adze is an old Scandinavian axe design with a transverse edge. It is perhaps best described as ‘a chisel you can chop with” It can be used to square off logs and planks to create a smooth surface, to shape beams and purlins, and to form ribs for boats. The Large Straight Adze comes into its own when the user is standing over the log and chopping between his legs. The user can adjust his arms’ length to control the cutting and thus create an extremely smooth surface.
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.
- Length with handle: 28 in.
- Weight: 3 lb.
- Cutting edge: 3 in.
- Leather sheath