Choosing an axe

Topic:Please could anyone post any pictures of the Carpenter axe?

  • By gunnar, on 16 March, 2015 at 18:43

    Hi to everyone!

    I’d like see some picture of the Carpenter axe especially of the thickness.

    Thank you

  • By E.duBois, on 17 March, 2015 at 13:28


    Nope. Pictures don’t work here. Sorry for you Gunnar.





  • By gunnar, on 17 March, 2015 at 22:55

    Ok thank you Ernest!

  • By E.duBois, on 2 April, 2015 at 19:41

    Things are working out Gunnar.

  • By Axt, on 5 April, 2015 at 22:23

    GBA Carpenters axe, pic from Woodsmith Experience, UK.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  Axt.
  • By E.duBois, on 6 April, 2015 at 12:11

    A new one I was trying out this winter.

  • By everettoakes, on 6 April, 2015 at 20:34

    I must admit Ernest I am very curious as to who this DP smith is who made this carpenters axe. Haven’t seen anything like it around the Internet before. Maybe you’d like to elaborate?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  everettoakes.
  • By E.duBois, on 6 April, 2015 at 22:41

    It is a prototype that I got to put through the motions. A real fine axe with its forge welded high carbon content steel cutting edge insert. The design comes at least in part from various styles of Norwegian carpentry axes with its raked collar which is, I might add a good idea and not at all superfluous.

    Once I had given it a fair go and let the smid know just what I thought about it I have not had much follow up and don’t know how it sits and have not kept up on its further reproduction and availability though I understood those were the intention behind it all, that is reproducing and making it available.

    The DP means that it comes from the hand of the blacksmith Dan Pengergrast out of the UK.


  • By E.duBois, on 7 April, 2015 at 09:35

    Prendergast. Sorry Dan.

  • By E.duBois, on 19 July, 2015 at 12:19

    I have since passed the axe on to Gerald, a fine carpenter working in the maintenance and restorations of historic, protectected buildings here in the Netherlands, quite often with oak, and he likes it.

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