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From Junk to Jewel

This axe came into the shop as an ugly little hatchet-head, covered with dings, dull as a brick, and mushroomed from being used as a splitting wedge. The first job was to get the remains of the old handle out.  … Continue reading

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Here is a custom order that I finished recently: The blade is made from a 10-inch Simonds file, oven-tempered to around 58 Rc.  Handle is curly applewood from a block given to me about 15 years ago by my grandfather’s … Continue reading

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