Small Danish Axe (Petersen Type M)


This axe is inspired by a small Danish style axe (Petersen Type M) from Sweden.  It features a stout construction with a reinforced edge.

Original from Uppsala, Sweden

This axe is not an exact reproduction.  The original is quite corroded, so I attempted to estimate the missing sections of the profile.  I also made a small departure from the tilt of the blade to make the axe a bit more visually pleasing.  In addition, rust swelling has made determining the original dimensions difficult.  I thinned out the thickness to allow for the rust swelling.  The resulting axe is still quite stout for its size.  This is a viciously fast cutter!

The haft is cherry wood (Prunus) treated with linseed oil, and it has an octogonal cross-section.  I tapered the haft so that there is a pleasing arc that starts out wide at the head then tapers to a thinner section before it swells gradually to the end of the haft..  The wood displays some beautiful figuring on both sides of the haft.



  • Body and Eye: 1018 low carbon steel
  • Edge Bit: 1080 high carbon steel
  • Haft wood: Cherry (Prunus) treated with linseed oil
  • Blade Length (toe to heel of bit): 5.25″ (13,33 cm)
  • Axe Head Length (edge bit to poll): 6″ (15,24 cm)
  • Haft Length: 32.25″ (81,62 cm)
  • Overall length: 34.5″ (87,63 cm)
  • Weight: 1.67 pounds (757.5 grams)

Price: $765 USD (includes US CONUS shipping) SOLD

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