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Biber Classic German Pattern Broad Axe


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Biber Classic German Pattern Broad Axe

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Biber Classic German Pattern Broad Axe

Broad axes are used for shaping logs into straight, square beams. Based on a traditional German pattern, this broad axe is used for the final steps of hewing a timbers - smoothing and finishing. You won't be swinging it like a felling axe. Think of it as the "smoothing plane" of axes. The heavy head and flat back help create a smooth, clean surface.

Left-bevel or Right-bevel?

The German-pattern Broad Axe comes in both left- and right-bevel versions. Each is designed for working one side of a log. You won't need one of each, though. You can just move to the other side of the log.

  • The right-bevel broad axe is scissor-sharpened with the bevel on the right side of the blade. The left side of the blade is flat and without a bevel. The poll and handle of the right-bevel axe are angled to the right so the handle will be clear of the surface of your workpiece. It is designed for use on the right hand side of the log with the log to the left of the user.

  • The left-bevel broad axe is scissor-sharpened with the bevel on the left side of the blade. The right side of the blade is flat and without a bevel. The poll and handle of the left-bevel axe are angled to the left so the handle will be clear of the surface of your workpiece. It is designed for use on the left hand side of the log with the log to the right of the user.

The German-pattern broad axe weighs 7 pounds total. Of that, the hand-forged head is 6 pounds. The razor sharp edge is about 330mm (13") long. It's sharpened at the factory on a watercooled wheel. (That's why you need the included sheath.) The hickory handle is about (430mm) 17" long.

Please note: Because each axe is hand-forged, the weight and dimensions of the head are approximate and may vary from axe to axe.

Like all Mueller axes, this axe is hand-forged at the Mueller Forge in Frantschach-St. Gertraud, Austria. Biber Classic is Mueller's premium line of axes and featured top quality hickory handles and classic forged surface finish.

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