Today we celebrate Buy Nothing Day. Our planet is being destroyed by the boundless greed of large corporations, endlessly pushing 'NEW NEW NEW!' down our throats. Making us feel like we need to buy things to make us valid as humans. Building these things to fail within a year, forcing us to buy buy buy again.

Black Friday has become the epitome of this. A week long festival of advertising. Less than 10% of Black Friday 'deals' are genuine savings. The vast majority are clever tricks, playing with words & prices, working us up into a false frenzy of over-purchasing.

We believe in doing our best to make the best quality tools at the best prices we can, all year round not just for a day, so you always know what you will get, and how much you will pay.

Today we will not buy anything. We will not sell anything. We will reflect.

The Robin Wood Carving Axe

We have had to take a little break from axe-making during the pandemic, but we are now making axes again! We hope to have them ready in batches over the coming weeks. If they are out of stock when you see this notice, please sign up to the wait-list below to get an email notification as soon as the next batch are ready.

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 and honed by Brian Alcock, the last professional grinder 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 11oz), 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.

(50 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 and honed by Brian Alcock, the last professional grinder 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.

50 reviews for The Robin Wood Carving Axe

  1. 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.

  2. 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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