Saturday, 14 November 2015

Knife and Axe

Having always wanted to design my own knife I sat down and worked out a design arriving eventually at the Woodland Way Knife.

Having eventually found Tapia Syjala from Finland to complete the work for me here is Tapia's blog I have to say what a very helpful and talented young smith.

The blade is made 80Cr V2 Carbon Steel the handle is from Turkish Walnut secured with nickel silver pins.

The knife has been perfectly balanced by Tapia the tang being thinned accordingly. The edge of the blade has a 16 degree angle with a very small micro bevel. I'm very pleased with the knife a field test and review to follow.

So, onto the axe part of the post. I saw an online video review of the Hultafors Classic axe by Dave Canterbury and liked the look they are also made in Sweden. Currently, also the owner of two Gransfors axes the Small Forest and Carving. So having purchased the Hultafors it was planned to review the axe over a weekend trip out. However, the car had other ideas and broke that's two field reviews to follow....

The Hultafors is slightly heavier than the Small Forest Axe and slightly longer shaft but a lovely tool. 
Hopefully a field review will follow in the not too distant future.

As always thanks for reading.


1 comment:

  1. Nice work look forward to the field work report