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Elmer Roush: Spike Viking/Trade Axe w/Filework - Hickory
Elmer Roush: Spike Viking/Trade Axe w/Filework - Hickory
 
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Our Price: $390.00

Status:In Stock
Product Code: ERB0089
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Description
 

This hand forged Trade Axe from Elmer Roush features a hybrid hand forged head patterned after both 10th century Viking axes and 18th century trade axe in the NE American colonies. The design is patterned after Native American spike tomahawks, usually characterized by a generally straight handle or pole with a smaller edge and opposite end spike. However, on this one Elmer gave the head a Viking-style bearded profile that allows you to choke up for finer control. The head has a mild steel body with a high carbon edge forged into it for maximum strength at the edge. The head is smaller and thinner, for a very light and fast tool. The forward cheek is high cut so you can still get behind the head for finer work. The opposite end feature the long, curving spike built for piercing and extending reach. The head features a patina finish with hand filed ornamentation around the perimeter typical to what was found in the 18th century, with Elmer's makers marks forged in the head. This one has a hickory handle with a linseed oil and beeswax coating 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.

Specifications
  • Overall Length: 20.25 in
  • Edge Length: 2.625 in
  • Weight: 1 pound 3 oz
  • Blade Material: 1018 with forge welded 1095 edge

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