KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe
KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe

KA Heritage Timber Framing Axe

Regular price $850.00 Sale

Restored vintage "Timber Framing Axe" from Dave's personal collection. An extremely unique vintage peice located in Slovenia, stamped with a crossed hammer makers logo.  Appears to be hand forged high carbon steel, with the unique addition of a nail pulling slot which is sized for a time when nails were hand forged square head affairs. The undercut "bearded" notch even appears to have been made so the axe could hang on a nail.
 
Hard to date a piece like this, but certainly from the earlier part of the last century. I was particularly drawn to this piece because of the head shape and the width/flair to the socket. Almost a Hansel and Gretel-Black Forest feel to it! 
 
Now wearing a satin wire wheel finish, that will be easy to keep and maintain. It has a handmade white ash handle that was fabricated and fitted by Trinity Boletus in Quebec. Great care was taken in carrying the head lines into the haft, and creating a length and balance that made a head this size still feel light and very useable. Hand crafted leather sheath covers and protects an extremely sharp edge. The 50/50 light and dark handle finish was actual done by burning the lower half prior to wax rubbing.
 
Falling into a mid size range I would consider a "limbing axe" or "timber cruiser" it has an overal length of 27" with a 2lb head weight measuring 4.75" x 6" x 1.5" across the rear face.
Wearing the Rydböm Chop logo.