Carving Axe/Hatchet

Axe:  This style of axe is a Northern European axe dating back to the 12th century. Axes with eye- sockets made their breakthrough in the early Middle Ages in Europe. The key feature of this axe is the long sturdy eye socket and the wide cutting edge. The Bearded Axe with an eye socket was from the two lugged axe style. This axe was used mainly for hewing timber and splitting logs. It was used by carpenters in the Middle Ages.

Weight (Axe): 2.5 lbs.

Length (Axe): 24” inches

Price (Axe): $175.00

Hatchet:  This hatchet is hand-forged out of solid steel and hardened & tempered to produce the finest carving hatchet available.

Weight (Hatchet):  1.5 lbs.

Handle Length (Hatchet):  16″ inches (available either curved or straight)

Price (Hatchet):  $145.00

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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


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