Axe head AH 1


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Hand forged axe head with mark of blacksmith. Body of axe head made from mild steel. Bit made from high carbon tool steel У8А (C - 0.8%  similar 1084 steel). Body of axe head made from whole piece of steel. Eye - punched. High carbon steel bit welded into the body of axe head by using forge welding. Blade of axe head quenched in oil. After that - low temperature tempering (200º С) (392.0°F). Sharpening angle ~ 27 degrees. Shape of sharpening - slightly expressed lens.  Eye slightly expands upward. It provides reliable fastening of the handle after wedging. Axe head oxidized and covered with mixture of beeswax and linseed oil. All dimensions shown on photographs.