All American Hatchet
This hatchet was forged from a piece of snow plow blade that diligently braved the winter storms of Idaho. It is 1080/1084 steel and hardened for chopping and general abuse. I made this for a good friend that was an All American Heavyweight wrestler for Boise State University in his younger days. It is designed to chop wood around camp or to be hauled into the field for dressing elk. It is similar to the “Camas Creek” hatchet but has a longer handle (Oal 12”) and is made from polished steel. The Osage Orange handle is pinned with brass and has an exposed lanyard hole in the tail. It comes with a hand crafted “basket weave” fitted sheath. This hatchet was a gift for a friend but could be recreated similarly or with different types of steel and handle materials.
Starting Price $350
Camas Creek Hatchet
Head and handle continuously forged from 450 layer Damascus steel. The combination of the 1080 and 15N20 steels delivers beauty and the beast. It is ready for every chore that comes its way or content to present itself as a showpiece. The Finger grooved handle with exposed lanyard hole is made from select bloodwood, black G10 liners, and stainless steel pins. Overall length is 10” with a head width of 4 1/4”. The 3 1/4” cutting edge is extremely sharp and could be honed to razor edge if desired. The thickness tapers from 1/4” to 1/8”.
Starting Price $500