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Elmer Roush: Hudson Bay Trade Axe - Hickory Short Handle
Elmer Roush: Hudson Bay Trade Axe - Hickory Short Handle
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Our Price: $325.00

Status:Out of stock
Product Code: ERB0016


This hand forged Trade Axe from Elmer Roush features a hand forged head patterned after an early 19th century Hudson Bay trade axe. The Hudson Bay design is usually characterized by a generally straight handle with a head featuring thinner poll that broadens to a fairly large bit favoring the bottom side for a more bearded design. The name originates from the fact that this style of axe was often traded with the natives in the Hudson Bay area by early settlers. The head has a mild steel body with a high carbon edge forged into it for maximum strength at the edge. The head profile is a superb all-around profile with large forward cutting edge, high cut so you can still get behind the head for finer work. The head features the natural forged texture and patina finish from its creation for an almost 'historic' look, with Elmer's makers marks forged in the head. This one has a hickory handle with a linseed oil and beeswax finish for both looks and to protect the wood. Comes with a spec card written by Elmer.

Note: Each axe is hand forged and hand-hung. These are hung in one climate, shipped to another climate, and then shipped to you. It is 100% natural for some wiggle in the head to be present after changing climates. If it goes to an area more humid than Arizona, it might firm up all on its own, or else a small amount of effort by the end user can get things locked in tight as can be. It is expected for the end-user to have to maintain an axe and handle, so don't worry - axe users have been managing this just fine for a few (actually, a lot more than a few) thousand years, so you can too!

About Elmer Roush: Elmer Roush has been crafting hand made, hand forged tools for near on half a century. He always is honing his craft whilst creating works of functional art. From 8th century Viking weapons of war, to Native American style weapons and modern-style axes and tools, Elmer creates stunning pieces expertly crafted and ready to be used for real work. Elmer has been a full time blacksmith as well as instructor to generations of tool makers and 'smiths all over the globe like Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, as well as designing tools and gear for some of the largest edged weapon makers on the planet. If you want real deal, hand forged, custom made tried and true tools made right here in the USA, look no further than Elmer Roush.

  • Overall Length: 15.5 in
  • Edge Length: 3.375 in
  • Weight: 1 lbs 11 oz
  • Blade Material: 1018 with forge welded 1095 edge

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