Monday, January 31, 2011

David Rase Pipe Axe

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.

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