S Djarv little Viking axe with custom leather sheath
A shapely and well balanced axe, the Little Viking axe head weighs 24.5 ounces and it has a 13” elm handle which weighs about 3 ounces. Altogether the axe weighs 27.5 ounces, not so heavy that an occasional user would get tired quickly. This axe is versatile and light enough for spoon carving and also stout enough for bowl carving.The blade edge is 5-3/8” long from the toe to the heel. The blade’s curved shape allows for a natural slicing of the wood as it is swung and increases the axe’s efficiency. It comes finely sharpened with flat bevels. Like the Djarv’s Smallest Carving (or “Baby”) Axe, it also has a textured handle to increase the grip. This is a fine choice for someone looking for a top of the line, hand forged, general purpose sloyd carving axe.
(the photos show the axe with a protective rubberized coating on the sharp edge.)
The Little Viking is the larger axe to the right in the photo of the two axes together, only the larger axe is included in the price of this item with a custom handmade leather sheath, not the smallest axe.