My refurbished “Boy Scout” axe has been doing a fine job, but as I learned more about bowl carving I wanted something better for actual carving. First, I wanted a larger cutting area, similar to the Swedish style. Second, I wanted a special grind, flat on one side and tapered on the other … for right handed carving.
Sergey Fadir at FadirTools in Ukraine quickly agreed to the requested grind, and actually did a special forging that echos the grind. This asymmetric axe does exactly what I expected, easier carving with fewer glancing blows. THANKS Sergey!
…and a short video…
Slight correction to the voice in the video. I have since learned that the bowl in the video is not oak, but ambrosia maple. … maybe a bit harder than oak.