Wood Tools: The Robin Wood Carving Axe and Sheath
"Of the three carving axes I own, this is my favourite. The quality of the finish on the blade surpasses anything available from the other quality producers. An exceptional tool at a great price. Buy it." IB
Robin Wood and his daughter, JoJo, make these exceptional axes in Sheffield.
Frustrated by the lack of a perfect carving axe to recommend to beginners, Robin Wood set out to get his own made. With 25 years of using, forging and teaching tools he knew exactly what he needed.
The result is a very special axe. Just the right weight. Not so heavy that your arm tires with using it, but not too light as you need the weight to help remove the wood.
The handle is quite short as many carving cutting strokes involve pivoting from the wrist and a long handle slows this down.
Most importantly the axe is truly sharp and has flat bevels which give control to your cuts.
The axe heads are ground and honed by Brian Alcock, the last professional grinder in Sheffield.
The handles are Hickory and have a knurled finish for enhanced grip and are treated with linseed oil.
Not only for carving, these axes are also great for felling small trees, kindling splitting, bushcraft or camp use.
- weight of the head is 550g
- total weight around 720g (1lb 11oz)
- handle length is 12.5″ (31cm)
- carbon steel with silicone and manganese to increase toughness
- induction hardened and tempered
- treated and tested to 57 Rockwell
- Hickory handle
- razor sharp
- Leather sheath included
- made in the UK
We sell these axes with a sheath to protect their edge (and you). The leather comes from Clayton's of Chesterfield who have been tanners since 1848.
They're made from top quality, 5mm thick, vegetable tanned leather and an extra piece of leather runs down the centre protecting the axe blade from the rivets.
The sheaths normally retail at £17.50 but are included with the axe for £10. We don't sell them separately.
Under UK legislation, axes are an age restricted product and can't be sold or supplied to anyone under 18. If you pay by credit card we'll take it that you're over 18. You can, of course, pay by Paypal and other means but we'll contact you before sending out your axe to ask for proof of age - this will need to be a scan of your passport, driving licence etc.