Spike Axe with Olive

Product Description for Spike Axe with Olive

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103557
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.75 in.
Total length: 17.50 in.
Item weight: 38.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 42.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1055 carbon steel (Hrc 58)
Handle: Olive wood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Visiting Neels van den Berg's workshop on a recent trip to South Africa was 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. Neels is well known for his war hammers and his spike hawks. In fact, he teaches classes in forging these complex pieces!
The head measures 9-1/2 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 olive wood. Olive wood 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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