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Why reprofile an axe?
It seems like an axe should be able to perform properly straight from the box right? I mean we don’t need to reprofile knives. The truth is that most axe companies forge the heads, then look at the cheapest and easiest option. This usually involves leaving the bit of the axe thick. this is done so that the heat treat is easier and cheaper steel can be used.
This is a great article and I have learned so much about an axe. I certainly try this on my old workhorse. See the full article below: