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The Birler Axe

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:

The Birler Axe
(CRKT website screen capture)


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.


Carpenter’s Side Axe

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