The middle son has recieved the replica viking bearded axe head that he had made and I now need to aquire a suitable piece of ash to make a straight handle for it.
It's a live blade and will be used for bushcraft as well as for display with his Dark Ages kit (He's insisted I leave the forge marks on, which I find painful, but its his and I'm in a minority of one on the issue). The eye is quiet long and narrow, about a inch by 2.25 and we'd like it to be about 30 inches long when finished, although I appreciate it may end up as little as 24 if their are balance issues.
More than willing to buy or trade and happy to cut my own if someone knows where they are cutting/trimming ash in the Rossendale Valley.
Heres a pic
5 inch cutting edge, 1 lb 12.5 oz