The bench axe is to a woodworker as a drawknife is to a chairmaker.
This style of axe is most useful for roughing cuts of convex and flat shapes; however, the "bearded" design lets you safely grip directly behind the blade for more controlled paring cuts.
The 4" PM-V11 blade is bevelled on one side only to promote straight cuts and can be removed quickly from the handle for sharpening.
The shaped hickory handle allows for multiple grasping points and attaches to the blade with an innovative cast steel mount.
The bench axe is available in right- and left-handed configurations with a leather guard to protect the sharp edge and the owner.
At 11" long and weighing in at 3 1/2 lb, this compact axe will earn its keep in almost any shop.