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Damascus Dane axe

owen bush

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Here is the latest Axe I have finished.
I started it last year whilst working along side of a student who made a dane axe from riggers shackles.

 A damascus Dane axe, low layern Body folded and punched and then a high layer edge .
 Materials 15n20 and en42J...


The material follows the shape of th eye and although the axe is folded I completly forge welded it and re punched through the material.

The higher layer edge is wrapped over the lower layer core material.

I wanted tight subtle pattern in the edge and a bold body.

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forging soul in to steel



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Really enjoy the layer contrast between body and edge. Awesome work as always, brother!




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I love the shape and the different layer count on the body and edge works really well to highlight that change in thickness. Beautiful work.

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Superb design Owen and well executed too. I hate to ask, but are you going to put that point in on the flat topped langlet thingy?

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Wow :o

In a small way, I am sort of glad I was not the student struggling along side as you made that.  However, in most ways, I am envious of the student...


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Not much more to add other than it a something I am aspiring towards being able to make some day. Kudos. 

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owen, that is a beautiful piece of steel. It really shows the elegance of pattern welding within a vicious form. Just great.


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