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Biber Classic French-style Hand Adze

Biber Classic French-style Hand Adze

Price : $175.00

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Biber Classic French-style Hand Adze

French adze sweep profile
Adze Sweep Profile

From the Mueller forge in Austria, these nicely-sized gutter adzes provide a choice of three cutting profiles to meet your stock removal needs. Use the shallower sweep for tasks like dressing a hand-hewed appearance onto construction lumber and the deeper sweeps for taking bigger bites for wooden gutter making.

These adzes have an in-cannel cutting edge (bevel on the inside of the curve). Because you cannot ride the bevel with this edge configuration, they would not be suitable for bowl carving or scooping a seat bottom - where you would be better with an adze having an out-cannel cutting edge (that lets you ride the bevel, having more control as you cut).

The 17-1/2″ overall length lets you use these with a double-fist grip or you can choke up slightly to easily use them one-handed. From the back of the pol to the cutting edge measures 7-1/2". Hickory Handle. Includes leather sheath.


Please Note: These tools are are hand forged and each individual tool is slightly different. Specifications are approximate.

  • All Adzes
    • Overall Length — 17-1/2"
    • Head Weight — 1.2 lbs
    • Bevel - Inside (In-cannel)
  • Shallow Adze
    • Cutting Width — 2-1/2"
    • Sweep Depth — 5/16"
    • Sweep Radius — 250mm (10")*
    • Approximate Sheffield sweep — # 5
  • Medium Adze
    • Cutting Width — 2-1/2"
    • Sweep Depth — 1/2"
    • Sweep Radius — 110mm (4-5/16")*
    • Approximate Sheffield sweep — # 7
  • Deep Adze
    • Cutting Width — 2-1/4"
    • Sweep Depth — 5/8"
    • Sweep Radius — 70mm (2-3/4")*
    • Approximate Sheffield sweep — # 8

* The sweep radius is the radius of the circle you would get by extending the curve of the adze around to make a complete circle.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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