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    I just finished up the second in my line of "Wilderness Axes" this one being a pack axe hence the name. This is a fun little axe and it was a fun project to make. Axes really do have their simple pleasures and they are fast to make too! In any case this axe was wrapped and welded with a 1084 bit to a mild steel body. The head measures 7 inches long with a 4 inch cutting edge. The handle is hickory and measures 19 inches long at 1.5 pounds. Unfortunately it started to rain before I was able to get any pictures of the axe with its sheath. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking.

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    So....how much?

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    Nice. I think the handle is pretty.
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    So did you harden / temper the axe head once it was formed? By the way, that is a good looking axe!

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    Thanks everyone. Wildthang, The process goes (for me as a smith as opposed to stock removal) Forge to shape then grind or file to refine the shape, heat treat, and then clean it up.

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    Very nice. That one has a bit of a beard. I like that. It should let you do a some detail work with it as opposed to just chopping.

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