Watch: Restoring a Five-Dollar Axe


Watch: Restoring a Five-Dollar Axe

This Aussie found a deal on a Plumb brand axe head for $5. It wasn’t pretty; someone had welded a bit of steel into it, which had broken off. But he took it home and went to work on it.

After removing the steel handle and welds, he set to work cutting a handle out of an old board of jarrah, which is “a very hard Australian hardwood.” He even cut up an old leather belt to wrap the handle.

For practical use, I think I would prefer it without the wrap… but hey, it’s his axe and he can do what he wants.

The mirror finish on the final product is pretty nice.


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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