Tools and Materials for Teaching Axe-Forging in Santa Fe

I’ve been busy forging special tools and preparing materials for the axe-forging class that I will be teaching at Helmut Hillenkamp’s blacksmithing shop in Santa Fe next week (July 25th – 27th). This is the first class that I will lead on the asymmetric wrap technique for forge welding Viking style axes. Wish me and the students luck!

These are some specialized tools that the students will by using at my axe forging class at Helmut Hillenkamp's shop in Santa Fe next week.

These are some specialized tools that the students will by using at my axe forging class at Helmut Hillenkamp’s shop in Santa Fe next week.


3 Responses to “Tools and Materials for Teaching Axe-Forging in Santa Fe”

  1. Will McAlister 23. Jul, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh man. Very nice.

  2. Steve 28. Dec, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Interesting stuff! Are the bottom row eye mandrels and drifts?

    • jaustin 28. Dec, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

      Hi Steve: The tools on the lower left are mandrels. On the lower right are two types of chisels for working on the eye. Their use is shown in the DVD “Forging a Vikig-Age Broad Axe” (for sale under “Tutorials”).

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