Ax is what we use on daily basis while carving our products . Here is listed three axes that we use.
This one was passed down from my grandfather. Its at least 70 years old and it’s a small carpenters tool. One side of the ax is flat which allows us to make straight cuts. This is my favorite tool and it’s used almost all the time while carving because its quite heavy and it allows to cut easily big chunks of wood. The handle was made by honey wood that used to be a pallet :)
This one is used mainly for splitting wood for making spoons but it could be used even for carving. We will make definitely a new handle in the near future.
This cutie has a viking style ax head. It was made from a good steel because it holds a great edge even after some serious chopping.
Right from the store this tool had an edge of approx. 25 degrees, after some serious grinding we lowered it to approx. 19 degrees and now it performs much better!
Since it’s small and light we don’t use it often for carving.