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Roman ax, Made to order, carpenter's axe, Full size replica.

Roman ax, Made to order, carpenter's axe, Full size replica.

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The iron axehead was found during excavation at the Roman fort at Newstead in Roxburghshire. It is a form of carpenter's axe, and it was used between 80 and 180AD.

The Roman army employed professional carpenters for many woodworking tasks involved in building and maintaining structures and providing equipment for the troops. The Roman carpentry kit was specialized.
Roman soldiers were builders ass well as fighters. On the march, they build temporary ramparts and ditches around their camps. Once an area has been conquered, the army built forts and permanent barracks of wood or stone.

I decided to make custom listings for tools that I haven't tried making yet but I would love to.
These listing are more or less support, so I can make tools that are not so common and are really unique.

I will discuss materials, finishes, dimensions with you, a customer, but the main idea is:
Forged ax from modern mono-steel like 42CrMo4. Heat-treated with a forged finish and a polished working face.
Can be made with a wrought iron body with forge-welded carbon steel for the face. All cleaned up and then etched to bring out the patterns. (It can be fire etched or normal etched)
The price for such material will be much higher (expect twice as much) as much more labor and expensive materials go into making.

It will be hafted on the ash handle.

Dimensions:
-Length total: 10" ≈25cm
-Edge length: 4" ≈10cm

Can be scaled down.
It's a pretty large ax and probably would have quite some weight. I would guess around 6pounds or 2.7kg

It is custom work so 1-3 months waiting to complete should be expected

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Source: National Museum of Scotland

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