Here is a very old Swedish (my guess) axe head that was covered in thick rust. I made sure it is solid and has good steel. I sharpened it to 10,000 grit and hung it on a 16.5" curvy handle I made out of a 1.5" thick board of kiln-dried white ash using traditional tools for the final shaping, such as rasps, scrapers and spokeshaves. I carefully selected the grain to be as continuous as possible, ensuring maximum sturdiness, and shaped the grip into a very comfortable oval measuring approximately 1 1/4 by 3/4, which is standard.
The finish is several coats of a special sauce that will protect it against moisture and also gives it a great look. The oval of the grip is perfectly in line with the razor sharp edge, for precise and easy carving action. You can trust those three little mushrooms on the butt of the handle; they are my mark and guarantee that this axe was fitted and sharpened to the best standards.Thanks for your looking and happy shopping! The item "RAZOR SHARP vintage Finnish Swedish antique axe hatchet hand forged" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Axes, Hatchets". The seller is "say-it-with-an-axe" and is located in Rawdon, QC. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, United States, Japan.