Double-Bit Throwing Axe
models of double-bit axes have been popular in the US since the
last quarter of the 19th century because of its balanced feel
and versatility. Typically, one blade was sharpened to a finely
honed, narrow felling edge, while the second blade
was ground slightly blunter, and used for knots and cutting near
the ground where a finely sharpened blade was more likely to
be damaged. Today the double-bit axe is used as a Working Axe
or as a Throwing Axe for timber sports.
head weighs 3 lb and the face of the bits are about 6.
The Throwing Axe has a 29 straight hickory handle and the
Working Axe has a 35 straight hickory handle with swell-knob.
They come with two grain-leather sheaths.