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  • Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle
  • Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle
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Hans Karlsson Adze 60mm, Long Handle

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

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

Complete with thick leather sheath from WOODSMITH'S leather guy RedBeard.

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

The cutting edge on this adze has a flat area in the middle, working well at the bottom of larger bowls.

An adze of undoubted quality, with great attention paid to how tools like this work, 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.

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

The ctting edge from corner to corner is approx 60mm (2 3/8")

Weighs 700 gms (1.8 lbs), head length approx 165mm (6 1/2") long. 

The shaped ash or elm handle is approx 430mm (17") long. 

The ash or elm  used to make these handles comes from woodland just outside their home town of Motala and made by the Karlssons in-house.

Leather sheath made from thick split leather with WOODSMITH brand logo.  Fastens with leather thonging ties.

Sharpened, polished and ready to work.

Made by Andreas Karlsson.

YOU NEED TO BE OVER 18 TO BUY THIS PRODUCT

Price: £215.00 (Inc. VAT)
Availability: Out Of Stock
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  • Oops! Wait... it's perfect!

    I thought I was ordering the 60mm HK Adze with the short 8 3/4" handle. I was shocked when I opened the package to find the long handled model. My mistake. But as I turned it over and over in my hands I began to like it more and more (a sucker for really fine tools). I'm thinking this will give up very little to a short handle in terms of use on small items...but be far and away ahead when it comes to larger work. I'm keeping it! The photos don't show the very slightly curved handle well. It has a significant swell at the end... brilliant. The wood is very tight grained, very straight, nearly perfect and beautifully worked and finished.

    I chose this mainly due to the slightly flattened arc in the cutting edge. Makes a flat bowl bottom much easier. And honestly, the edge is exquisitely sharpened. This is one of the very few tools I can truly say is as sharp as a razor...because it is. In experienced hands it is more safe..... in foolish hands it is a danger.

    Easily one of the most beautiful tools I own.

    Time will tell if my craftsmanship can live up to its level.

    Maurice Pyle - Woodsmith

    Hans Karlsson really do get it right, a perfect balance of function and beauty. Sometimes I suspect people are put off by the title 'Long Handle', but at 17" it's a sensible compromise. Pleased you like it!

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