You can see that they are all individual, Elmer does not work with patterns but they have a similarity of overall shape that you only get from someone who knows his material inside and out. They are graceful, elegant and wicked!
This 19th century style boarding axe was a bit larger than a trade spike axe and forge welding the languets on, then keeping them matched and even while the two halves of the axe are being forge welded together is almost a three handed job.
I forged this axe from a damascus billet I made of 512 layers of 1095 and mild steel. The Viking pattern axe is 6in from poll to blade with a blade width of 3in. It is mounted on a 25in fire-blackened ash handle.
The pattern is a Mamen style dragon adapted to fit this broad axe head.
Viking pattern axe with carved and chased ornamentation of the dragon’s scales on the cheeks and the eyes and snout carved into the top edge of the axe.