Double Bit Competition Throwing Axe.
The Double Bit Competition Throwing Axe is specifically designed for competition target throwing. The faces of the blades are 6" and are double sharpened to pierce the target and have excellent grip. The hickory handle is smooth and straight to slide through the hands upon release. The handle is 29" long and the axe comes with 2 leather sheaths to cover the sharp blades.
Different models of the double bit axes have been popular in the US since the last quarter of the 19th century because of it's balanced feel and versatility. Typically, one blade was sharpened to a finely honed, narrow "felling edge," while the second blade was ground slightly blunter, and used for knots and cutting near the ground where a finely sharpened blade was more likely to be damaged.
Today, the double bit axe is used as a Throwing Axe for timber sports. The head weighs 3 lb and the face of the bits are about 6". The Throwing Axe has a 29" straight hickory handle.
Forged from a special Swedish axe steel, the blades are tempered and annealed to the correct toughness. First quality hickory handles. Axeheads are oiled and protected by a grain leather sheath. Each axe comes with a book that describes maintenance and use in detail, along with photos of the craftsman at work.
CAUTION: These are VERY sharp!
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