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Home Products Fireman's Axe - ONE PER PERSON

Fireman's Axe - ONE PER PERSON

by Hoffman, Liam Cole, Hoffman Blacksmithing

SKU 1022334

Date Added 01/07/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $595.00

Overview

Our axes are hand forged from a block of 4142 chrome/moly alloy steel in the Blue Ridge mountains on the Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee line and heat treated to 55HRC. The heads are hung on straight grained hickory handles made from cabinet grade kiln dried lumber. Each handle is hand fitted with a drawknife. These 2.5 pound axes were built for versatility as a one, or two handed axe capable of being worn on the hip in a secure leather sheath provided by us. The pick end of the axe is hardened to penetrate through hard construction and vehicle materials with minimal wear. These axes have been rigorously tested by firemen to ensure that our axes can dependably perform in life-saving situations. We have not tried to re-invent the wheel with this one, but rather we have brought it back with a "no gimmick" product fitted with a 19-inch hickory handle. Each axe head is secured properly with a 5/16” roll-pin through the side of the axe as a failsafe. Additionally, the top and bottom of the axe blades have a ground side bevel to aid in easier penetration, and easier removal from sheet metal, and other construction materials. The tenacious qualities of this axe make it an essential carry for any fireman, search and rescue, SWAT, police, paramedic, or other life-saving persons. Sheaths are hand made with thick vegetable tanned water buffalo leather. 100% made in house. Overbuilt and ready to use, because overkill never fails. NEW FROM MAKER. 

ONE PER PERSON OR YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELED!

Product Details

Blade Length 4

Overall Length 19

Weight (oz) 50

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath

Blade Material Other

Blade Details Axe

Handle Material Wood

About the Maker

Hoffman, Liam Cole

Growing up in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina I was accustomed to playing outside in the woods and creeks, opening up my mind to creativity. I have always been very hands-on and creative. I would make paper dye with wild violets and mold bowls from clay dug out of the creek banks. Later on I taught myself how to macramé and learned the art of Bonsai. My mother and her family are very artistic and creative with design. My father is a hard working farmer. I believe I have both these attributes, and that when these traits are combined they fit perfectly the description of a blacksmith: hard work mixed with creative spirit. I began blacksmithing in the fall of 2008 at the age of thirteen, starting out with nothing but a pit fire and a trailer hitch for an anvil. Over the last few years I?ve worked my way up by purchasing new equipment one machine at a time and learning about the craft and science of moving steel. My parents have been extremely supportive in helping me pursue my passion. They gave me a push start by building a small brake drum forge for my fourteenth birthday. My dad took on the project of building my 200 square foot shop over a two-year period. Once this foundation was established, I had my business well under way before graduating from high school. I always get asked how and why I got started in blacksmithing at the age I did. One might think that I saw a blacksmith at a local fair or read about it in school and ran home to try it out. There was no conscious reason why I started, it's just called being a 13 year old boy. There is nothing else to it: It feels innate to me, like I was born to do it. Once I started heating up and hammering on steel, I knew it felt right. Only afterward did I discover what I was doing was called blacksmithing. Today I?m nineteen years old and an accomplished blacksmith with six years of experience. My work has sold to buyers and collectors internationally. I believe that high school hindered me in a way, since I discovered my vocation at such a young age. Getting an education is imperative, but at the same time it felt nearly obsolete for me to take honors classes. I was already working 35 hours a week after school and on weekends, making both school and work life challenging. Add to that several years in Boy Scouts, achieving Eagle Scout at seventeen. I truly believe in hard work for building character and maturity. The secret to success is passion, of which I?m fortunate to have plenty for blacksmithing. Work hard and love what you do, and it will all seem like play!

Hoffman Blacksmithing

Growing up in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina I was accustomed to playing outside in the woods and creeks, opening up my mind to creativity. I have always been very hands-on and creative. I would make paper dye with wild violets and mold bowls from clay dug out of the creek banks. Later on I taught myself how to macramé and learned the art of Bonsai. My mother and her family are very artistic and creative with design. My father is a hard working farmer. I believe I have both these attributes, and that when these traits are combined they fit perfectly the description of a blacksmith: hard work mixed with creative spirit. I began blacksmithing in the fall of 2008 at the age of thirteen, starting out with nothing but a pit fire and a trailer hitch for an anvil. Over the last few years I've worked my way up by purchasing new equipment one machine at a time and learning about the craft and science of moving steel. My parents have been extremely supportive in helping me pursue my passion. They gave me a push start by building a small brake drum forge for my fourteenth birthday. My dad took on the project of building my 200 square foot shop over a two-year period. Once this foundation was established, I had my business well under way before graduating from high school. I always get asked how and why I got started in blacksmithing at the age I did. One might think that I saw a blacksmith at a local fair or read about it in school and ran home to try it out. There was no conscious reason why I started, it's just called being a 13 year old boy. There is nothing else to it: It feels innate to me, like I was born to do it. Once I started heating up and hammering on steel, I knew it felt right. Only afterward did I discover what I was doing was called blacksmithing. Today I'm twenty years old and an accomplished blacksmith with seven years of experience. My work has sold to buyers and collectors internationally. In June 2016, I traveled to Brooklyn, NY to appear on History Channel's Forged in Fire. There, I forged a Kora sword and became the youngest to win Forged in Fire against ABS Master Bladesmith Josh Smith. *Full article here* I believe that high school hindered me in a way, since I discovered my vocation at such a young age. Getting an education is imperative, but at the same time it felt nearly obsolete for me to take honors classes. I was already working 35 hours a week after school and on weekends, making both school and work life challenging. Add to that several years in Boy Scouts, achieving Eagle Scout at seventeen. I truly believe in hard work for building character and maturity. The secret to success is passion, of which I?m fortunate to have plenty for blacksmithing. Work hard and love what you do, and it will all seem like play!

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