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
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
As we know it by now the breitaxt – sticking with the original German – is crucially a single beveled axe. In our last few meetings it has been about the broad and non-beveled, what I so much like calling, “back-side” of the axe, (but more on that is coming). I have given attention now … More Breitaxt, (broadaxe), and Its Bevel
Back to the back in a way that’s good for me. I flatten, I grind, I polish. This is work of a kind of intensity.
It’s always a good time getting together with friends, old and new, taking your axes in hand and going at it for no good reason. And that is just the way it was this time down in the French town. Of course it’s not the case that there was no good reason because we were … More Axe Working With Friends
I take to wet lapping with an abrasive applied directly to the lapping plate.