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Scandinavian Carving Hatchet

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Scandinavian Carving Hatchet

from 180.00

Developed with spoon carvers in mind and designed along traditional Scandinavian lines, the head of this carving hatchet weighs 24 oz and can be ordered with a 14" ash handle or without, so you can carve your own.

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The fine bevel of our Scandi Carver affords excellent penetration, and the curved, backswept edge gives an easy, smooth cut. The bevel is symmetrical, making the ax usable by either right- or left-handed carvers; the fine entry makes an asymmetrical bevel unnecessary for most carvers, though this kind of bevel is available upon request. The raised peak makes it possible to do some carving of finer details, and the short forward projection of the bit, along with the bearded design, allows for full support by your working hand in planing cuts.

Our axes are all traditionally hand-forged from soft steel with a high-carbon steel bit forge-welded in, and bevels are ground and filed flat. This makes for better penetration and safer work, with fewer of the glancing blows that can arise with convex-ground bevels or micro-bevels. Sharpening is also quicker and easier with the soft steel body and flat bevels.

We hand-carve our handles from white ash and finish them with pine tar and beeswax. We also make the leather sheaths we ship with every axe.

We welcome customization requests! Shown are two examples: one with a custom engraved head and standard handle, the other with a custom carved handle and standard head.