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couple of Danes in the works


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I have been practicing my dane axe forging , using the punch and drift method .
here are a couple in the works.
made from en9 (1050) 45mm square.
small one is 7 1/2 inches along the edge and the big one bigger at least 10 inches along the edge .
these are prototypes to get my material dimentions right .
the small one has all the forging done and the big one is strait off the hammer. I will forge the ear tabs next .
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Well done, Basher. I hope that you used a power hammer to forge them. They really look nice. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)


forged under press and hammer . the big one hasnt been hand hammered yet , I'll pull the ears out on the poll by hand
all the best Owen
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Those look really nice! If you don't mind explaining, how would you go about forging the ear tabs on an axe? I've wondered about how to do it for a while.


I have done it 3 ways pre fprm the ears before you punch through the eye , pre form them before you wrap or as I do with these , use a cross pein to draw them out whulst you have a mandrel in the eye .
all the best Owen
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