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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 3:16 am    Post subject: A hoard of axes.         Reply with quote

As the waters of the Thames slowly wash against the banks of this ancient city, I trawl my fires and dredge from the depths the creations of my toil.........
From the fertile waters of the mind to the hard cold face of the anvil , beaten, twisted and trialled in fire.

My latest Hoard.



I am putting them up on my site for sale so feel free to take a look.
http://owenbush.co.uk/knives-seaxes-axes-for-sale/

if I have not yet listed the one you are interested in then by all means email me and I will give you more details...

forging soul into steel .

www.owenbush.co.uk the home of bushfire forge school of smithing .
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen, these look just perfect!
"The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on" -Coleridge
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William P




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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and pattern welded axe blades, owen, those really are mgnificent, very rarely do i get to see pattern welded axes

its enough axes to even keep up with the lovelife of henry VIII
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow - really like some of those. Will they come hafted?
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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi, the axes can come hafted or not .
some customers prefer to make up their own handles.

I generally make fire blackened ash handles, I started doing this because its almost impossible for a blacksmith to handle ash without getting mucky fingerprints on nice white ash!! Its now my standard finish, its very durable and brings out the grain giving a little more grip.

forging soul into steel .

www.owenbush.co.uk the home of bushfire forge school of smithing .
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow. Those look great my friend!!! Are the pattern welded ones just patterned on the edge or the whole thing?
Matthew Stagmer
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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks .
2 are completely pattern welded . one is an edge insert and one an edge wrap.....
I have deep etched from forge finish (aftwer a tumble in abrasive medium) and then hot waxed . there is no surface grinding so the damascus is subtle.
I rusted one and I loved it but my experience has been that people do not want rusty axes (shame)...

forging soul into steel .

www.owenbush.co.uk the home of bushfire forge school of smithing .
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Matthew Stagmer
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen Bush wrote:
thanks .
2 are completely pattern welded . one is an edge insert and one an edge wrap.....
I have deep etched from forge finish (aftwer a tumble in abrasive medium) and then hot waxed . there is no surface grinding so the damascus is subtle.
I rusted one and I loved it but my experience has been that people do not want rusty axes (shame)...


Well I love them all! Well done! I for one would love to see one rust finished Happy

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