|Project by Garageworkshop1||posted 08-06-2015 09:58 AM||1072 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
In this project I make a large axe in the folded axe style. I took a 10mm (3/8’‘) steel plate and folded it after which I inserted a piece of high – carbon steel and forge welded it altogether.
I made the handle out of ash which had a nice figure on it. To test the axe I chopped down an old dead plum tree which I’ll use when it’s dry for knife handles and other stuff.
When I’ll do it again, I’ll first forge down the high carbon steel and thin it down because when I was forging the mild steel moved a lot faster than it and the result is that the axe is a bit thicker that I would have liked but it works great for splitting.
The axe weighs 2.8kg (6lbs) and it’s really difficult to swing but it actually cut the tree nicely and the edge wasn’t damaged almost at all.
I hardened the axe in water and tempered it to light straw.
The axe is dirty from a cutting a tree.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.