Swedish Carving Axe
chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, artistic
wood carving and architectural work. The characteristic curved
shape of the cutting edge, carried well above the heads
eye, the position of the edge in proportion to the handle, the
rather thick bit and the big angle of the wide beveled face makes
the axe a good carving tool. You "cut on the beveled face"
with curved movements. This new axe pattern, based on old Swedish
carving techniques, is developed by Wille Sundqvist, master craftsman
and author of Swedish Carving Techniques in cooperation with
craftsman adviser Onni Linnanheimo. The handle is "rugged"
to give a good grip.
axe has a 4 1/3" face and a 14" hickory handle and
the head weighs 2 lb. It comes with a grain-leather sheath.