HANDMADE DAMASCUSSTEEL TOMAHAWK VIKING AXE (S17-067)
SafiTechs Damascus Tomhawk viking Axe (S17-067) which is hand crafted and beautifully forged to appeal all eyes. This axe has over 25 hrs of forge work invested into it, including; forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing and more polishing. This knife is not just a showpiece, its fully functional and heat-treated to take the impact. Impressive workmanship that will turn heads.
Over Axe Length: 8. 50″
Handle Hole: 1.00″
Blade Length: 5 . 00″
Blade Width: 5.50″
Head Width; 1.25″
Handle Material; Rose Wood
Blade Material: 1095 and 15N20
HardneSS : 56 to 58 HRC after harding and tempering process.
Blade Finish: Displays Charming Damascus Steel Random pattern
QUALITY DOES MATTER
Sharpening your vikings axe
Although it might seem counterintuitive, a sharp knife is a safe knife. A dull knife can easily slip off what you are trying to cut but the blade will still be sharp enough to cut your skin, or worse.
- For straight cut blades: Re-sharpen using a whetstone at an angle of 15° – 20°.
- This will result in a cutting angle of 30 – 40°.
- If sharpening on a grinding wheel, always cool with plenty of water to avoid excessive temperatures and the resulting damages to your pocket knife.
- For serrated cut blades: Hone the blade with a sharpening stone by pulling it across the flat side of the serrated cut at an angle of 15° – 20°.
- The two main competitors are stainless steel and high carbon steel.
- Both ranking high on toughness, edge retention, and sharpening characteristics.
- Some high quality examples include VG10, Damascus 1095 and 15n20, which is easily sharpened and capable of holding an edge.
- One thing to mind is whether the knife lists the alloy: if it doesn’t, and it simply states “stainless steel” or “surgical steel,” it is lower quality.
If you have a Damascus or D2 steel blade, exercise caution when showing off your blade to others to avoid injury.