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  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm
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Hans Karlsson Adze 50mm

5/5 1 review

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE RARITY OF THIS TOOL WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT ORDERS OF ONE ADZE PER PERSON PER ADDRESS

Rare short handled adze hand-made by fabled Swedish wood working tool makers Hans Karlsson Klensmide AB.

Complete with a thick waxy leather sheath

Used mainly for the hollowing of bowls, troughs and chair bottoms.

An adze of undoubted quality.  Beautifully detailed and finished. 

Made with an understanding of what wood craftsmen want and need from a tool. Subtle hammer marks on the head, confirm this as a hand-made product.  Quite a big half round sweep for quick wood removal.

Hand forged from Swedish Uddeholm steel, Arne SS1672 which is formulated for toughness and holding a long-lasting sharp edge.

Weights 600 grams, head length approx 165mm (6 1/2") long.

The width of the cutting edge from corner to corner is approx 50mm (2")

Hans Karlsson normally use straight-grained ash for their adze handles which comes from woodland just outside Motala, their home town. However......... our last order have come with handles made from beautiful 'warm' Swedish elm finished with a light coat of linseed oil . 

The handle is approx 220mm (8 3/4") long.

WOODSMITH branded leather sheath with thonging leather ties, made in-house

Our most recent adzes have been made by Andreas Karlsson.

Sharpened, honed and polished, ready to work.

Price: £199.00 (Inc. VAT)
Availability: Out Of Stock
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  • Professional tool.

    When you handle a tool like Hans Karlsson’s 50mm adze for the first time, you’ll wonder just what’s gone into the making of it, apart from the steel. When you use it for the first time, you’ll quickly realise this is a professional working tool that somebody has put serious thought into. Adzing is very different to working with an axe; short handle (8.75”), weight (600g) close to the hand - different technique, different effort, so you need a quality tool to ensure efficiency (watch the Jogge Sundqvist DVD). The 50mm HK adze is superb to use and removes wood blisteringly fast, the 50mm version is a good compromise, I’ve used it for medium and large bowls and, with care, it can be used on much smaller ones. Ensure your blank is very secure and you’ll make accurate, fast, headway with this adze. Technique and grip are important but do learn how to sharpen and hone it properly, keep it sharp and don’t store it without the sheath! You’ll then have a professional tool which you’ll enjoy using more and more.

    Quality costs, so you won’t find anything like this in Be&Queue.

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