Broad Axe (Left) - American Pattern - Biber Classic - Hand Forged in Austria by Mueller
The broad axe, also known as a hewing axe, is designed for hewing logs into square timbers. This premium broad axe has been patterned after an early American broad axe in our collection. It has been hand forged by the skilled blacksmiths of family owned Leonhard Mueller & Soehne at the Himmelsberger Zeughammerwerk in Austria from high grade steel and then carefully hardened and tempered for the best combination and hardness and toughness. This Broad Axe is beveled on the left side only and features a slightly left angled poll and eye enabling the handle and your hands to be kept away from the timber. The right side of the axe is completely flat. This design allows you to use the axe to hew the left side of the log with precision. The edge is razor sharp having been honed on a water cooled sharpening stone at the forge. The head weighs 3-1/4 lbs and the face is 7-3/8" wide. Premium grade 23" long hickory handle, lightly waxed and safety wedged to the axe head. Made in Austria. Click on the Additional Image Button to see the axe in its full length.
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Since 1675, in a small Austrian village close to the Alps, the skilled blacksmiths of family owned Leonhard Mueller & Soehne have been hand forging premium quality axes and forestry tools at the forge known as Himmelberger Zeughammerwerk. The traditions and skills working with high grade steel for more than 300 years guarantee tools of unrivalled quality. Each axe is a masterpiece purely hand forged from a single piece of steel by skilled craftsmen. We are proud to be the exclusive North American distributor of the entire Mueller line. Mueller's absolute finest axes are sold under the brand name "Biber Classic". Forged, hardened and tempered by only the most experienced blacksmiths, these axes incorporate the following special features:
- A perfectly forged and tempered axe head left in its natural condition free from paint.
- A razor sharp edge (with a slight convex bevel to avoid early blunting) honed over a watercooled sharpening stone.
- Premium grade hickory handles, lightly waxed, and safety wedged to the axe head.
- A 20 year warranty against manufacturing defects.