I'm thinking of making a very limited run of axes EXCLUSIVE to BCUK. I'm planning to make 5 axes and offer them to members, but I wanted your input on the design
It's going to be a hatchet size as I'm doing all the work by hand (i long for the day I can have a power hammer/press!). They will all be of about the same size, shape and weight and have cleft ash handles.
Firstly, what shape head? I'm leaning towards a nice Hudson bay shape or a fairly even dovetail with slightly curved edge. Square hammer poll
Secondly size. No more than about 700g. I'm leaning towards lighter these days, around the 4-500g but that's why I'm asking what you lot prefer.
The handles will be from cleft ash (from my woods) and I plan to make them straight so those who prefer a long handle can do, those who prefer a short one can cut it down and those who don't yet know can have a play and decide as time goes by
Sheath will be wet formed heavy veg tan and stitched, brown most likely.
so shape and size? I'll be aiming to have these axes ready by the Moot. Price will depend on size to some extent, but likely to be around the £150 mark.