A New Pair of Axes

A new pair of axes which will soon ship to a good customer.

A new pair of axes which will soon ship to a good customer.

This pair of axes is ready to go to a good customer in the South East.  He asked for a somewhat “matched” set to mount together so I picked out 2 pieces of similar size and heft which complimented each other from a small batch of axes I was working on.  He wanted a finish with a bit of patina so I used the heat treating stage to reveal the  steel bit with an “etch” from the furnace.  The asymmetric joint is also subtly accented this way.  To give a bit of color to the eye of the axe I used a finely filed surface to retain a bit of temper color.  The overall effect is very nice.


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