The Germanos

A small, older Bund type axt. I often wonder about its composition and smink. Could it have been two axes at one point now joined? The older Bandhacke, maybe even once re-steeld at the anvil reveals the hand of the smid. Even the poll having been set “straight” at one point. Is there also function … More The Germanos

Sheathes

To show off your pride, or as in my case to protect all the hard work that has gone into refurbishing an old blade and getting it into condition for maintaining a good edge. Well, there was that piece of elm with some nice figure. Which I gave a bit of a pleasing form. And … More Sheathes

Setting The Handle

I am the vagabond hewer and as such, some degree of flexibility and a range of options is suitable to my case. What it means is that while I have a designated place for this work at home it can arise that that place is not always available or maybe I simply cannot or choose … More Setting The Handle

Hey There Hjärtum, What are You Doing Up There on That Wall and Not Here in My Grubby Hands

Hjärtum Don’t get things all wrong, that’s no wall hanging, it gets its share of use and I like having it at hand. It’s simply that I can’t help making the point again of how much I like these axes. No matter how many other axes I come to or get to hold in my … More Hey There Hjärtum, What are You Doing Up There on That Wall and Not Here in My Grubby Hands

Ĺ Hache

A new handle for an axe  which I came back from the French market with. The old handle was my inspiration. The process in real-time: Bug infested and split, my repair has only delayed what is an inevitability, that is to say, the ash heap. As it sits on my workbench I make the decision … More Ĺ Hache