the bearded axe project

loneronin

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I found a 700gr hatchet in a market that had an elongated and teardrop "eye" for the handle with a beatiful shape. I took it with the idea of modifying it and obtaining a bearded one with the addition of a steel beard obtained from the leafspring of a truck thick enough to be forged. then I cut away a piece of the bevel of the purchased axe and soldered the leafspring. then I forged the new bevel, reshape the profile, heat treated and sharpening it. with a nice piece of walnut I made the curved handle and with a piece of lthick eather a sheath to protect the edge (and myself).

for those who want more details I also made a video of the various steps:

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Bruce McLeish

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I found a 700gr hatchet in a market that had an elongated and teardrop "eye" for the handle with a beatiful shape. I took it with the idea of modifying it and obtaining a bearded one with the addition of a steel beard obtained from the leafspring of a truck thick enough to be forged. then I cut away a piece of the bevel of the purchased axe and soldered the leafspring. then I forged the new bevel, reshape the profile, heat treated and sharpening it. with a nice piece of walnut I made the curved handle and with a piece of lthick eather a sheath to protect the edge (and myself).

for those who want more details I also made a video of the various steps:

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wow . Great video to go with a terrific project.
Thanks for sharing this one with us.
 
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