About 11 inches long with a leather handle and other safety features so it is less likely to slip when wet. A good comfortable general purpose billhook of medium weight.
We do two sizes of froes for splitting wood.
A-13 Standard size
About 10 inches long, 1 3/4 inch wide with an eye about 1 1/2 inch diameter.
A-14 Small size
About 7 inches long, 1 inch wide with an eye about 1 1/4 inch diameter. Much lighter weight, often used in basket work.
End view to show shape of Left and Right handed side axe, then top is A-30 Right handed and bottom is A-30L Left handed versions.
A-50 at the top in the photograph is slightly lighter weight, slightly more delicate. Cutting edge 240 mm long, 30 mm wide.
A-51 at the bottom in the photograph has cutting edge 230 mm long and 35 mm wide.
|A-75 flat 4 inch wide adze. |
These are a standard size adze for use with a long handle and standing up. The weight is about 4 1/2 pounds (2kg). Made for us in Sheffield, but not the worlds best in finish grinding of the forging, i.e. they look a little crude but steel seems OK, they do work and are inexpensive. The rectangular eye is about 2 x 1 1/4 inch (50mm x 33mm) so takes a standard handle.
|A-77 flat adze, 3 1/4 inch wide (85mm), |
weight about 2 3/4 pounds (1.2kg). This is a better quality forging, a better finish then the A-75 adze. The rectangular eye is about 1 3/8 x 1 inch (35mm x 26mm) which is smaller than standard adze handle size. Normally would expect to use this standing with a long handle, but have had a few customers using a short handle on it.
|A-83 carving adze. |
A delicate hand carving adze with double blade. Lightly curved adze shape 1 inch wide at one side and axe head 1 1/4" wide at other side of head. Head weighs about 7 1/2 oz.
High quality forging and finish.
|A-85 carving adze. |
A delicate hand carving adze but larger than the A83. Single gently curved blade about 60mm width, hammer head to rear (as balancing weight, not really as a hammer). High quality forging and finish.
|Large heavy socketed chisels - "Slicks"|
Made in the UK, used mainly by timber framers or shipwrights. Finish is not in the excellent class but the tools are still very usable. Socketed construction for strength in heavy use and allows easy change of handle as more than one length may be wanted.
No. 152 slick. 2 1/2 inch wide, blade length 8 1/2 inch, total length 13 3/4 inch.
No. 157 slick. 3 inch wide, blade 11 inch long, total length 16 1/2 inch.