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My latest project is a hatchet.
The metal part is made of a worn saw blade. I have no experience with steel hardening, so I didn't make hardening.
The handle is made of 3 kinds of wood, namely padauk, walnut, ash. The wood is treated with oil.
Below I show some pictures of the production process.
I made also a video about production. Can be viewed on youtube:
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Thank you for viewing.
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Looks great.

I am sure someone here can offer ideas about the hardening tempering of the blade. Most likely you will have to disassemble though!
 

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Cool. How well does it work?
 

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beautiful hatchet but without hardening the blade is probably going to dull quickly and the edge may roll.
 

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Very nice. I really like the handle style.
 

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Thank you for your kind words!
I made it for decorative purposes and I wanted to try working with metal.
The saw blade comes from the Czech manufacturer Pilana. Blade body is hardened to 44 - 48 HRC.
According to wikipedia:
Very hard steel (e.g. chisels, quality knife blades): HRC 55-66
Axes: about HRC 45-55
So my hatchet is at the very bottom of the scale. :)
 

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Blade body is hardened to 44 - 48 HRC.

Axes: about HRC 45-55

So my hatchet is at the very bottom of the scale. :)

- Tichomir Toth
I like the thought of re-purposed metal. I love the look of this "hacket," that will be my name for a Cleaver that has metal hardness like an axe.

How much meat can a meat cut cut, if a meat cut could chop wood?

Nice post, thanks for making it.
 

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Its beautiful; you are a very skilled craftsman - well done.
 

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Thanks!
 
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