Before and after......

Andy T

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Here's a pic of an axe head i received through the gift it on thread. It's the one on the bottom right.

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Here it is now after a bit of a clean up and a sharpen, and yes it is very sharp. I'll have a go at putting a handle on it the weekend and maybe make a sheath for it.I didn't want to clean it up completely i wanted to leave some of the character.
 
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sasquatch

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Nice one Andy, looks much better with the re-profile of the shape. What are you planning on using for a handle? Hickory or something you find yourself?
 

Andy T

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Thanks lads.Hickory i think Chad, but i am going to wire wool it and stain it before oiling it. I don't want it to have a light handle.
 
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sasquatch

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That'll look ace. I like when people use flame to get the diy fiddleback maple effect as well...
 

Andy T

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I think it says "st steel" i don't know if its a mistake in the stamping or maybe thats the name of it. It's also got what i think is a number 4 and other bits above that, possibly the weight ? If anyone knows anything about it please let me know.
 

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Did a bit of cleaning up of the one I got, top right.

I think the stamp says made in Germany but I'm not sure. Will get pics up eventually.