This premium Adze by Mueller is hand forged in Austria at the Himmelsberger Zeughammerwerk from top quality steel and then expertly hardened and tempered for the best combination and hardness and toughness. This adze comes with an edge that has been sharpened at the forge. However, for best performance we would suggest some further honing of the edge. It has a 2-1/2" wide cutting edge and a 7-3/4" long head. Handle is 17-1/2" long. Total weight 1lb 12 oz.
This hand forged Adze is meant for hollowing tasks such as when making bowls, troughs, chair seats and gutters. The shallow curvature of the cutting edge is approximates that of a No. 3 Sweep. Bevelled on the inside. They have been designed with a flat poll on the head that may be hit with a wooden mallet if needed in use. The handle is made from Hickory. Made in Austria.
Important. This adze is not designed to be used as a pry bar. If you get stuck in the middle of a cut, pull the head out the same way it came in. Never pry it loose by bending it forward or backward as this will over time fatigue the steel.
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Mueller Since 1675, in a small Austrian village close to the Alps, the skilled blacksmiths of family owned Leonhard Mueller & Söhne have been hand forging premium quality adzes 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 adze 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 tools are sold under the brand name "Biber Classic". Forged, hardened and tempered by only the most experienced blacksmiths, these tools incorporate the following special features:
- A perfectly forged and tempered head left in its natural condition free from paint.
- An edge honed over a watercooled sharpening stone.
- Premium grade hickory handles, lightly waxed, and safety wedged to the head.