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I just got done with my new forge, and decided the maiden voyage should be an axe of course :rolleyes:

It started out as a bit of 20x40x100mm mild steel for the body, and 52100 for the business end.

I notched the cutting insert ala James Austin (Thanks a bunch btw!), which made welding much easier.
The eye was slit and drifted, but one of these days i have to try an assymetric wrap instead (when i build up the skill/courage)

I found that my new forge would not stand a chance getting to a welding heat, so i had to do the weld in my old coal forge.

I have since then upgraded my burner and some blower piping, and now it's good to go :D

The weight is 460 grams and it has an edge length of 85mm

Now i just need to go fetch some ash for the handle.










Any input would be appreciated

Best regards

Peder Visti

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Nice shape on that one! One of these days...(Sigh!)

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