Axes & hammers, Whippendell Woods, Watford

We went to Watford’s Whippendell Woods, in south west Herts to take photos, as we thought the woods would be a really good backdrop for blacksmith forged swords, axes and kitchen knives.

You’ll see me, Peter and my youngest brother Reuben – doing the modelling. The wood is being thinned out as it was quite overgrown with trees, the tree trunks made a pretty good setting and the trunks were good for testing how good the sword and kitchen knife blades were.

Blacksmith forged swords & axes in Watford’s Whippendell Woods, Hertfordshire

This sword was completely hand forged, meaning it had no grinding or stock removal at all except the guiding hole drilled by a long masonry drill bit for the wood of the handle.

The blade is forged from re-claimed vehicle pistons, the guard and pommel are mild steel with a burned to fit pear wood tang and all held together with a securing pin at the base of the pommel.

Price for similar item £400

(actual piece sold)

This is the Black lion axe, with mild steel body and high carbon (re-claimed file) Forge welded cutting edge,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blacksmith forged swords & axes in Watford’s Whippendell Woods, Hertfordshire