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Noric Steel Black Hawk Axe (Free delivery use coupon FREESHIP)


Made In Slovenia by renowned blacksmith Dan Pecnik. Razor sharp, cross wedged and so unique.

The axe head was hand forged from solid 1080 high carbon steel. After rough forging, the axe is ground to its final shape, annealed to relieve any stresses that might have built up in the steel during the forging process, and quenched in oil. It’s then tempered for 2 hours at 220 degrees celsius, to achieve the finest grain structure which makes the blade tough and durable. Fully heat -treated and shaving sharp!

The axe head itself has a rustic forged finish and a mirror finish on the very blade. The blade itself has a slight curve to it, and a pronounced beard which allows for a wide blade but still light as less material is required compared to traditional axes. This axe also features a widened hammer poll on the back. It can also be also used as a hewing /carving axe if needed.

The burnt/charred black handle, is sealed with boiled linseed oil to expose the beauty of the grain and protect it from the elements. It is hand carved from mountain ash wood, which is custom fitted to the head solid, secured with a cross wedge.

Overall length of the axe is 35cm /14’’, with the blade width of 14cm/5,5’’, axe weighs approximately 900/1000grams – 2lbs. Being hand forged each axe can have slight variances from the specifications and the photo.

The Noric Steel Blackhawk Axe is hand forged in a small, private forge in Slovenia, Europe.

The blacksmith specializes in high quality woodworking tools, but mostly knives and axes. Being a big fan of Norse mythology, Dan’s work is influenced by the style of the ancient Vikings from Scandinavia. Dan never make wall hangers.  All his tools are made to be used and hopefully handed down to future generations who will cherish them. He order’s high carbon tool steel from Germany, as steel of such quality is difficult to obtain where he lives. Most of the wood he tries to harvest himself, from falling the tree, to debarking, splitting, drying it and carving/fitting the handles. The best wood for axe handles is mountain Ash, with straight grain, this type of wood is strong and tough, but also durable and flexible enough to absorb the shock. The sheaths are done in Slovenia by a close friend of Dan’s who is a local leatherworker.

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