My favorite 'ax'
- I ordered a cool-looking ax many years ago. (about 15 or 16)
by the time I got a steady fella in my life, and an Sca-one at that,
it came about that he happened to see my 'ax' He asked about it. I
bragged on how 'wonderful' it was......he was impressed........next
he wanted one like it for his very own.......
The place I'd gotten mine no-longer sold them.
We could not find any other place that did.
Tonight I went to my Mom's to watch 'Colonial House' and she had
some odds and ends of catalogs to share.
I flipped through one.
Low-and-behold....There was 'my' ax!!!!
Japanese Hand Ax # 11P23.06
It looks like a Medieval bearded ax.
It is a pure JOY to work with !!!!
You can slide your less useful hand right up behind the ax head, and
spread the fingers of your working hand across the face of the ax
behind the cutting edge, and have all this wonderful control
for 'shaving' with...it is Very sharp and has a great balance and
weight to it....I have a number of other axes......but none to
compare with this one.
Shara (ps, you can find it at :http//:www.garrettwade.com)