The Robin Wood Carving Axe

A razor sharp axe that will do anything from felling small trees to splitting firewood, where it really excels is as a carving axe.

The weight of the head is 550g and the total weight around 720g (1lb 11oz), handle length is 12.5″ (31cm). This is a great mid-weight carving axe that most people will use easily without getting tired, yet still heavy enough to remove wood quickly.

 

A sharp axe will only stay sharp if the edge is protected, we offer a great leather sheath for the job.

(59 customer reviews)

£43.00

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A razor sharp axe that will do anything from felling small trees to splitting firewood, where it really excels is as a carving axe.

For many years there has not been a good carving axe available that came sharp and ready to use for less than £80. This axe changes things. The axe heads are drop forged abroad then ground by Brian Alcock, the last professional grinder in Sheffield, before being honed to a fine edge in our own workshop in Sheffield. We have the hickory axe handles made in the UK to our design. They have a knurled finish for grip and are treated with linseed oil. They also make a great axe for kindling splitting, bushcraft or camp use.

The weight of the head is 550g and the total weight around 720g (1lb 9oz), handle length is 12.5″ (31cm). This is a good mid-weight carving axe that most people will use easily without getting tired, yet still heavy enough to remove wood quickly.

A sharp axe will only stay sharp if the edge is protected, we offer a great leather sheath for the job.

Here is a short film we made of Brian grinding the axes

The carving axes come sharp and ready to use but eventually you will need to sharpen it yourself. This video shows the method we use.

This video shows the axe compared to two commonly used axes by Gransfors Bruks and also shows it in use carving a spoon blank. NB we have slightly changed the handle design since this film was made. The axes have proved extremely popular with many folk preferring them to much more expensive axes, have a look at some of the comments below.

Due to the nature of the natural materials we use, handle colours & patterns will vary, as will sheath colours & textures. Sheath not included – buy the axe from this page to get the sheath at a discounted price.

59 reviews for The Robin Wood Carving Axe

  1. Pete King

    Hi Robin I would like to thank you and your team for such great tools ( I purchased a carving axe – an open curved spoon knife and a whittling carving knife Brilliant.

  2. Pete King

    Just received my axe I had also purchased a carving knife and an open curved spoon knife earlier Great service and price the weight of the axe is just right handle great also Brilliant work Robin – Daughter and company .

  3. Robbie

    Top quality axe and fantastic customer service from JoJo and Robin. I’m new to carving but this axe has made life exponentially easier, and my crude efforts are already looking a bit easier on the eye. A seriously good product, can’t beat it for the price. I’ll be coming back for a few more tools in the near future. Cheers!

  4. Gareth Dodd

    Without a doubt the best carving and carpentry axe I’ve ever used. The balance is spot on, the head is light and easily controlled with the perfect grip width in the handle. Just sublime.

  5. Nigel Bracken

    Brilliant. Light, razor sharp and cuts beautifully. Ordered Friday, delivered Saturday!

  6. Freek van der Wijst

    What an amazi

    I’m very new to wood carving and spend quiet some time researching tools. This axe and small business jumped out immediately. What a great and razor sharp axe. Nice light weight and easy to handle. I love the sheath too . Fast delivery and properly packed. The axe came with a little booklet about the business, the people and the history. A nice extra. I definitely recommend this axe and business and will come back future purchases. Thanks a lot.

  7. Daniel S

    No frills carving axe. Arrived shaving sharp (literally), nice weight for carving, finished to a decent standard. Excellent product.

  8. Jamie BartlettBundy

    Lovely axe, very well made. lovely Weight and balance. Perfect for carving.

  9. antonio

    Very nice. A huge improvement over my scandi hatchets. The handle is sized for a comfortable grip near the hand and the balance is superb. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a hatchet for carving/carpentry rather than splitting or chopping wood.

  10. Leonard Slattery

    I bought the small carving axe and open and compound spoon knives. Everything arrived to Ireland very quiclkly and well packed. Both the axe and knives are razor sharp and ready to use out of the box. The axe is light and easy to use. The knives are a great shape and the handles are very comfortable, oversized compared to what i am used to but this gives the advantage of being able to use multiple grips. Very pleased with everything I bought.

  11. Leslie Crowther

    I am new to wood carving, enjoying every minute too, this is my first axe, absolutely fantastic, very well finished and razor sharp !! Too. I have used it several times now, and when I’ve finished with it wipe it over with a cloth to keep it clean, and a few strokes of my strop along the blade for good measure and keep it tip top condition, now we’ve all seen the paper cutting with a sharp knife !!
    Well, this axe does just that, that’s how good it is. Absolutely awesome thank you Wood Tools. One very impressed customer. 🙂

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