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Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe, 12" Overall, Leather Sheath

$224.95

Part #: HOFHBSH | Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing

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Description
HOFHBSH: Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe
Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing
 
The one and only Hoffman Camp Axe is hand forged from a block of 4142 chrome/moly alloy steel in North Carolina, USA and heat treated to provide exceptional performance. It is attached to straight grained ash or hickory wood handles, hand carved and sanded from kiln dried lumber. The back poll is hardened and tempered so it can be used as a proper hammer. This compact model weighs 1.6 pounds and measures 12" overall, excellent for use around the campsite or home. The belt sheath is made from thick USA tanned cowhide with button retention snaps. It is 100% handmade in the USA for the working man or woman. 

Blacksmithing has a rich history in human civilization. Everything made out of steel was forged by the blacksmith, including weapons, household wares, tools, and everything in between. In later years blacksmiths became more specialized in what they created. The local blacksmith would have one or more apprentices working under him, following his lead and helping supply the town with necessities of living and working. Once the master blacksmith retired an apprentice would take over. The tools that the blacksmith built were used to clear land and develop early American settlements along with settlements all around the world. Remote villages still exist even today that utilize a local blacksmith. Many techniques used in large drop forging factories today derived from blacksmiths. 

Forging is the process that comes to mind when you hear the term "Blacksmithing". Steel is heated until it becomes red hot and malleable. Once malleable, or soft, it can be maneuvered by hammers and other tools specific to blacksmiths. Forging is similar to working with clay or play dough, except you can't use your hands!
Caring for Axes
  • Keep oil on the carbon steel axe head when not in use, and wipe the head clean of anything which can hold moisture. Use any of the oils mentioned above in the caring for knives section. The axe handles should be oiled every now and then with boiled linseed oil found at your local hardware store. If the axe changes climates abruptly a fresh coat of oil to the end grains is highly recommended.
  • Axes should be resharpened or touched up after every outing, and it's easy to do this with a fine Arkansas whet stone or leather strop. Be sure that the stone is a very fine grit. Try to sharpen with the stone flat on the mirror finish cutting edge. There is no secondary bevel on the hatchet, so making circular motions with a flat stone onto the flat cutting edge will yield best results. 
Specifications
  • Head Length: 5.0"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.0"
  • Handle Length: 9.5"
  • Overall Length: 12.0"
  • Blade Material: 4141 Chrome/Moly Alloy Steel
  • Handle Material: Ash or Hickory Wood
  • Sheath Material: Leather Belt Sheath
  • Weight: 1 lb. 6.3 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 1 lb. 9.1 oz.
  • Designer: Liam Hoffman
  • Handmade in the USA
Custom Made Knife
Custom Made Knife
Custom knives are hand made in shops around the world. These will typically be extremely high quality and one of a kind pieces meticulously built by the craftsman.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe, 12" Overall, Leather Sheath5.000 (3 reviews)
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Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe, 12" Overall, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
Surfman77
Cache Valley, Utah
Apr 17, 2018
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Grab one if you can find one....Quick!
Hokay, this is the nicest, coolest hatchet that I have ever owned. (I've owned around a dozen, including Boy Scout Plumbs, couple of really good Scandies, and even an old Marbles-- all very nice hatchets in their own right, none of 'em have flies on 'em, in fact I still have most of them.) I like the American hand-forged origins, I like the exact fitting of handle to head, nice Belt-carry sheath, the L-H brand, I like the heft, weight, balance, and overall look of this superior piece of personal camping/hiking/outdoor usable art. It can take the place of any other piece of equipment in a pinch, from fire-steel to knife to hammer to (God forbid!) shovel, or even as a weapon, just to name a few. So if you can grab just one thing, (think So Cal firestorms and mudslides, for ex.) grab this. And, the fact that LIAM his own self (He's one-third my age-- Genius lives!) made and anointed this lovely tool with his own forge-grubby, calloused, talented hands only amps up the cool factor, and guarantees that it will only get better and more valuable with my enthusiastic and frequent use. I want another one. For my Wife. --yeah, that's it, for my Wife. Did I mention that she's twins?
Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe, 12" Overall, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
Extrastout
MA
Feb 21, 2018
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Outstanding product and service
craftsmanship is outstanding as expected. Well worth the money. This is a big little axe.
Liam Hoffman Blacksmithing Custom Belt Carry Camp Axe, 12" Overall, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
Gus
Florida
Mar 21, 2017
Pros: Head Material, Balance, Construction, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: None
Outstanding workmanship and really sharp!
Beautiful hand forged mini Camp hatchet. Feels great in hand, and has excellent balance. It's small enough to carry on your belt, but it can do some serious chopping. They come very sharp too ;)

 

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