German Oxhead Adze
Oxhead (“Ochsenkopf”) German Adze
Good German Steel in these ‘Ox head’ adzes.
Two styles available…
…might need final sharpening (most tools do), however, it’s a well made tool for the price.
- The flat adze is used primarily for hewing large amount of wood. Available as…85mm (3-1/4″)
- The curved adze is for hollowing out chair seats or other “hollowing out” tasks, or to give a pronounced adzed effect for decorative purposes…curved lip adze is also known as a gutter (as they were used to make wooden gutters), hollow, or curved adze. They have recently changed the angle of the cutting edge…to Scotty’s mind, this makes it a more usable tool.
- Handle is 31″ long, Ash, with a head size of approximately 1-3/16″ x 2″ for those trying to match another adze head. Comes unfinished.
- Price includes handle.
Notes; We’ve seen the Ox head gutter adze called a ‘curved lip adze’, however, we’ve always known it as a gutter adze or curved adze…whereas a ‘lip adze’ is generally a flat adze with small ‘wings’ at the sides that stick up, maybe 1/4″ or so.