Axes, Hatchets, & Machetes

Video: Step-by-step forging of an axe-head with John Neeman

John Neeman, aka Jānis Nīmanis, is founder of Autine Tools. In this fantastically detailed video, John goes through the complete process of forging an axe-head. He even laminates a piece of harder steel in the edge in a fashion reminiscent of Japanese San Mai. Shhhh! Let’s hope Lynn Thomson doesn’t  see this video, or John might face legal action.

I know it is a bit long, but it is thorough enough to warrant the attention.

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