I have designed an axe we have named the Birler which is in production with CRKT as part of their ‘Forged by War’ series, you can go to the page on their website here: http://www.crkt.com/forged-by-war
I’m very proud to be part of this series of products. Blacksmithing and bladesmithing has helped a number of veterans I know and my life today is certainly much better for having found blacksmithing when I did. I’m very happy to be able to give back and put a portion of the proceeds of the sales of the Birler axes to the Green Beret Foundation.
This is a right handed axe although it was made so that the handle could be put in from the other side to make it a left handed axe. It is hand forged from mild steel with a high carbon steel bit forge welded in. The handle is hickory with a linseed oil beeswax finish. The bit is 3-3/4in. long, the axe is 4-1/3in. from bit to pol and is 16-1/2in long overall. Continue reading Carpenter’s Side Axe
This is a broad hewing axe of a style used during our colonial period till well into the nineteenth century. The axe is handled for a right handed user but can be made left handed by inserting the handle from the other side.
This is a reproduction of a trade tomahawk from the 16th century through and beyond the colonial period. It is hand forged from mild steel with a high carbon steel bit forge welded in. The handle is of hickory with a linseed oil and beeswax finish. Continue reading Small Trade style Tomahawk
This axe is a mix of periods and places. The spike tomahawk was traded to the Indians in north east America in the 18th century and the bearded axe was used by the Vikings. It makes an attractive and very usable axe. Continue reading Bearded Spike Axe