"I have to say the craftsmanship that goes into Dave’s jobs is outstanding. When I first saw the green beast I was drawn to its striking finish both through the handle and the bit was huge!!. The work getting the head weight down was impeccably done and it balanced the head beautifully. Aesthetics aside I wasn’t sure how it would throw but I knew it would hit like a truck and it sure does! The handle is subtly curved but still enables good rotation and the shape and slightly thinner profile ensures it slides out with ease. What I love most about though is that it has stood up so well after so many throws. Lastly whenever I had any questions or comments regarding the axe, Dave has been professional and prompt in his follow up. It’s clear he cares about his work and I look forward to adding more to the collection soon! Thanks Dave."
- Matt Brown ---
This is an NATF/IATF Big axe rehang of a wonderful very old Vintage Walters axe head. Originally boasting a 3.75 pound weight, and brought down to a barely legal 2.74 pounds. I cleaned up the wight loss at the poll with an emerald shape inspired cut.
Might as well match the emerald colour as well then right? I chose the vibrant green, and gave the handle a full contrast burn to show the grain off a little better. Total length is 25 and 1/2 inches, and has 1 coat boiled linseed oil, and 3 coats of gloss Varathane for a nice shine. I find this finish can be a little slick feeling at first, but after some use, it levels out. Giving some hands on time or gripping and turning your hands at the handle location speeds up that process. The bit is a very thing profile for its wight and will have no issue smashing into fresh boards.