This is Sharp

I don’t know, I’ve always felt m’self somewhat handicapped when it comes to sharpening. Others seem to do it intuitively and I have to be shown that a true edge has been created and the only way I see it is when there is a good burr run up. One than falls off then in … More This is Sharp


I throw out a simple proposition for consideration, which is to say, what I am about to share is not to be confused with a claim or conviction, necessarily. We look at our broad-axes with a degree of wonder, I’m sure of it, no matter the style we prefer the big hewing  axes have a … More Broadaxes

Wave Blade

The following question has got me bugged: How does a blade go from this, To this, And then back to this again? What are the mechanics behind such a de-formation? It’s an interesting question only because I see it recurring in roughly just under half of old breitbeilen that come up in my surveys. I’ll … More Wave Blade

Wood & Water

I have to say it here in this axe blog, I am a believer in treating my handle wood with water for at the very least getting it to dry faster and more thoroughly than otherwise would be the case. Recently I pulled a batch from its watery storage.   And this I will stand … More Wood & Water