This double bit felling axe was originally manufactured by Plumb. Year is unknown, but we estimate the head is around 50 – 60 years old. It came to John as a blunt piece of rusted steel. He brought it back to life, re-handled it and re-profiled the cutting faces, bringing the edge to a razor-sharp polish.
Vintage axe heads are generally of higher quality steel than ones manufactured today. They hold an edge for longer and carry the patina of years and experience.
John also made a custom sheath for the axe out of heavy leather treated with beeswax and oil, and fastened with copper rivets.