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Josh A Weston

The Shark Axe

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Wrought iron has such a beautiful look. The life and lines of the wrought bring a special dimension to the body of work. This axe represents my first successful wrought iron axe body with a carbon cutting edge. The trick for success was to keep the cross section of the eye very thick. I started out with about 700 grams of weight and ended around 400 but I was able to keep that cross section quite thick. It was still tricky to shape the eye without the wrought crumbling but the wrought I used for this is very good quality.


The blade shape is shark inspired, hammer head to be more precise. The cutting edge feels like a shark fin or head protruding out of a sea of wrought iron. It is shaped much like a fin and comes complete with a mouth full of teeth in the underside. It throws like a dream and cuts like sharpened shark teeth. It’s ready to be-head the toughest of fish.


I forged this from some of the anchor chain I ordered from Craig Hashimoto. It's some lovely stuff. Holds together well and has some great patterns.


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Wow, that is really badass! I like the texture. Is the edge wrapped around the wrought?

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Wesley, the edge is folded inside the wrought but it looks like it is around it due to the amount of time I left it in acid.

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lol very clever :) Mean looking axe too...

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Beautiful.... it's really nice to see those old chain links come to life in new forms!

 

Thanks for sharing!

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