Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'bearded'.
I found a 700gr hatchet in a market that had an elongated and teardrop "eye" for the handle with a beatiful shape. I took it with the idea of modifying it and obtaining a bearded one with the addition of a steel beard obtained from the leafspring of a truck thick enough to be forged. then I cut away a piece of the bevel of the purchased axe and welded the leafspring. then I forged the new bevel, reshape the profile, heat treated and sharpened it. with a nice piece of walnut I made the curved handle and with a piece of lthick leather a sheath to protect the edge (and myself). for those who want more details I also made a video of the various steps:
Hi there! I am currently working on a slightly different axe, i have always wanted to make some larger axes, and so i thought i would give it a go! The starting material was 50x10x180mm mild steel, the cunstruction method was symmetric wrap with an 80crv2 edge insert! i started by forging the center down to 10x30mm: Then some marking of the poll and cheeks. After this i forged out the cheeks and folded over to get ready to weld the body to itself: then fast forward through a few mistakes (including forgetting to take pictures ) and here i am now: Edge length is right at 125mm (5") and thats about the most that will fit in my kiln. Unfortunately i ended up with a weld flaw right at the eye, i tried to repair it but didn't succeed since at that time the cheeks were so thin i couldn't get a welding heat on the area without burning the eye I will still finish it, and hang it on the wall or something, to remind me of the mistake Any feedback would be appreciated Peder Visti