Spike Axe with Wild Olive

Product Description for Spike Axe with Wild Olive

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103558
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Cutting edge length: 8.30 in.
Total length: 17.70 in.
Blade height (at heel): 3.70 in.
Item weight: 31.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 34.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1055 carbon steel (Hrc 58)
Handle: Wild olive
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Visiting Mastersmith Neels van den Berg's workshop during trips to South Africa is 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, and highly refined knives.
The head measures 8-1/3 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 forged 1055 carbon steel blade is antique finished to provide limited rust resistance. A domed bronze pin set through the head ensures higher strength.
The hand contoured haft is wild olive. The chatoyant curly figure is immediately apparent. It is a great choice for a strong, durable haft.
The hawk is accompanied by a hand stitched, tooled leather sheath. Nice work throughout!

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