Small Straight Adze
Small Straight Adze is a very old Scandinavian axe design. It is perhaps best described as a chisel with a handle. The straight adze has a wide range of applications — it can be used to shape beams & purlins, to square-off logs & planks, to create smooth surfaces and to shape/form ribs in boats. The short handle makes it easier for the user to work closer to the log or block of wood.
Adzes are hand forged from O1 Tool Steel.
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
Weight: 1.80 lbs.
Handle Length: 9.5” inches (leather sheath)
Cutting Edge: 2.25″ inches
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