The Journeyman was born out of my fascination with those traveling craftsmen, as well as the search for a tool that I would pick up for anything from carving bowls and kuksa, while being able to shape log joints and hew paddles by hand. In short, a companion for all carving and shaping jobs. Based on my experience of the last 8 years of working and studying axes from Japan to Viking shipyards in Denmark, forging my own with masters in Canada and Wales and learning about proportions and balance in daily carving of spoons, kuksa and paddles. - Made from ball bearing steel, forged by a branch of Svarogych in Kharkiv, Ukraine to my exact secifications and after 11 months of developing and testing. Industrially heat treated in Kiew, Ukraine, under controlled conditions, these axes are keeping an incredible edge due to a balance of hardness and toughness. Handles are made from Ash and sheaths masterly made for each axe individually from 8-10oz oiled Ukrainian Vegtan leather and fastened with rifle studs. A combination that will not wear out like most stock axe masks on the market. Helves are meant to have extra room for adding carved facets at your will. - Bevels are gound at 30 degrees and finished by hand on a strop, the way it is best for axes in my opinion and as practiced by some of the best out there. This is based on nearly a decade of carving using some of the best carving axes available and experimenting with a variety of grinds. - Pictures show the final prototype without logos. - Specs: 800+g 12cm cutting edge Balances horizontally for less fatigue 32cm handle Heavy knob for bringing the balance point back towards your hand.- Covid-19 Update! The manufacturing time is about 6 to 8 weeks right now. Prices are a Woodsmans Finest exclusive promotion and might change. Full Disclosure: With buying this tool you are agreeing to your Name, Address and Email Address being forwarded to Kharkiv Forge in order to update you about your order and shipping status as all shipping and handling will be done by the forge in the Ukraine. None of your personal payment information will be shared. Should your contact email differ from your Paypal address please make sure to add a note with your contact email during checkout! The Forge will contact you within 5 workdays of your purchase about the status of your order and send tracking information once the item shipped. All orders contain a 50% non-refundable deposit due to production costs. If you have any questions please let me know through the Contact Page in the main menu and I will happily get back to you.
The Journeyman - Allround Medium/Heavy Carving Axe