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RobertG Burns
05-06-2013, 9:25 AM
Hello all! I wanted to share an axe that I made between yesterday and this morning. It is a wrap and weld construction made from 1/2 x 2 1/12 inch flat bar with a 3/16 x 2 1/2 inch piece of 1095 for the edge. The edge on this one is 5 3/4 inches long, the head is 8 inches long, and the handle is nearly 27 inches long made from curly maple. This axe is wicked sharp and I'll be sad to see it head out the door. :( Oh well I guess I will just have to make one for myself...

P.S. The runes read "Chopper"

Thanks for looking!


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Jerry Marcantel
05-06-2013, 1:07 PM
Nice looking axe, Robert... Is it styled after an old axe, or is that your design? ........ Jerry (in Tucson)

Dennis Ford
05-06-2013, 2:17 PM
Great work Robert!

ray hampton
05-06-2013, 8:04 PM
you will never be able to sell this axe so why not give it to me

RobertG Burns
05-09-2013, 9:48 PM
Thanks everyone :) This axe has inspired three other axes to be born but with hickory handles. Jerry, The head of the axe is pretty standard as far as head shapes go, but I haven't seen an axe handle with the ball on the end before. So yes this is my design.