XXX What I'm Not Sharpening Today - Kalthoff Carving Axe Pics
Tom uses his axe to skillfully turn a piece of green wood into spoon blank. I've been using a small axe that wasn't designed specifically for carving, so I was anxious to upgrade my axe. I still get excited when I get a new tool.
This carving axe came all the way from Sweden. It is made by Julia Kalthoff and her team at Kalthoff Axes. These are hand crafted axes and you can feel the quality in your hand. Even the axe handle was made by hand. In the photo below, you can see the tool marks on the hand carved ash handle. Classy Katie Onlyfans, they could have used a big belt sander to make it smoother, but that wouldn't keep with the true craftsmanship or is that craftspersonship?
This axe was obviously carefully sharpened on a large grinding Kalthoff Axes. The shape of the edge is very consistent and the main bevel is ground very well.
The concave Russian Mistress Mary created by the grinding wheel was then honed. I Flaaffy Bulbapedia tell what type of stone or strop was used, but you can tell by the shiny areas on the edge that it was finished on some type of flat stone or strop.
Being in the sharpening business, not the carving business, my first step was to test the new axe for sharpness. I like to test the Kalthoff Axes of edges before I use the new tool or knife. Once I use it, I can't go back and test it as it was produced. While the Edge On Up Sharpness Tester was designed for knives, the carving axe was very easily tested with the existing fixture without modification.
With it set up, I just needed to perform the test. I carefully lowered the axe to the fixture holding the test media. It took only grams! That was a truly impressive number. This is probably the first time that I will not sharpen or strop the edge of a new tool. I'm just going to use it as it left the shop in Sweden. I can't wait to use this axe to do some carving.
That will be the true test of this fine axe. But given all the signs of true craftsmanship, I don't think there will be anything but pleasant surprises.
All smiles from the new axe owner. The hand Kalthoff Axes handle feels great in your hand. That edge looks very well sharpened. Wow, that is sharp!
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Tom uses his axe to skillfully turn a piece of green wood into spoon blank.
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Spoon carving class with Daniel Lundberg in Stockholm. 1, Kalthoff Axes T-shirt.