Axe making is a very traditional aspect of the blacksmiths art, and has been an essential skill for many hundreds of years.
After a trip to Slovenia and Ljubjiana Castle museum, where there are bearded axes on display, I decided to develop my own methods for forging a bearded axe head from two pieces of steel. This involves a complex process which includes traditional methods employed by the blacksmith such as fire welding using a clean coke fire.
Bearded axe heads can be used for a variety of applications, such as chopping kindling, splitting, ageing timbers and carving, with the bearded blade protecting the hand for fine, close work.
Made to order upon request.