Viking Axe with Olivewood

Product Description for Viking Axe with Olivewood

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103556
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.70 in.
Total length: 17.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 3.70 in.
Item weight: 38.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 44.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1055 carbon steel (Hrc 58)
Handle: Hand carved wild olivewood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Visiting with Neels van den Berg is always a real treat. His forge is pretty much in the middle of nowhere -- or at least if you kept driving down the road, that is clearly where it would end. The twisting road travels through veldt populated by zebra and other wild animals. Neels is well known for his war hammers, spike hawks, daggers, and highly refined knives. In fact, he teaches classes in forging these complex pieces! Neels was honored as a Mastersmith in June of 2022, joining an elite rank of the world's best knifemakers.
The head measures 9 inches from the tip of the spike to the cutting face. A differential heat treatment ensures a keen, long lasting edge, combined with strength and durability.
The hand contoured haft is South African wild olivewood. Olivewood is a great choice for a strong, durable haft. The light toned wood has dark grain lines moving throughout the haft.
The hawk is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!

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