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Elmer Roush: Trade Axe - Packable Hickory
Elmer Roush: Trade Axe - Packable Hickory
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Our Price: $275.00

Status:Out of stock
Product Code: ERB0031


This hand forged Trade Axe from Elmer Roush features a hand forged head patterned after an early American trade axe. The 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 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: Packable axes are great for travel and storage. The head slides on and off the handle, and all it takes is a couple smacks to seat or unseat the head. Keep in mind, you will need to make sure you have seated the head prior to chopping anything, or else the head could jostle loose. Simply put the head in place and smack the handle on the ground to let the weight of the head wedge itself in place, and you are good to go.

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: 19 in
  • Edge Length: 3.125 in
  • Weight: 1 lbs 7 oz
  • Blade Material: 1018 with forge welded 1095 edge

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