Enough talk, let's get to the finished product. The only complaint I have about my own work is that I should have paid better attention to the lines through my handle. I ended up with a slightly "closed" feel where the swell is somewhat forward of the tongue (the portion of the eye that passes through the axe head). This isn't much of an issue unless it's extreme but if you aren't critical of your work you won't improve, I figure.
|Note the heel has hardly any edge bevel. This is where the factory had already removed too much steel.|
|But the heel on this side is ground further than the rest in an effort to straighten the edge.|