The pipe axe is my interpretation of what a N.C. applied tip banded pipe axe might of looked like. The steel bit that is dovetailed into the cast brass head is made from a piece of file. The haft is curly maple and includes a carved bee hive above the brass head. The cleanout plug is an ebony fiddle peg. The three bands on the haft are turned from the black tip of a horn. The 2 piece applied tip consists of a turned collar made of mule deer with an elk antler mouth piece. All bands and the tip are secured with steel pins.
Copy and photos supplied by David Rase.