Ancient Hatchet Reworked

Nolan F

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Hello everyone I am confined since 3 weeks, so i tried to keep me busy.

I restored and reworked a ancient hatchet I found in a pile of old tools. I wasn't busy enough so I made condensed videos about it.

Please I am looking for your opinion and advices !


Thanks you very much !

Nolan
 

Askew

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Nice work! How does it cut? In the second video it looks like the blade got a bit overheated...
 

Nolan F

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Thank you very much ! It cut well, nothing to complain about it. What problem do a overheated blade could encounter ?
 

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Overheating can soften the steel so it quickly blunts or gets damaged during use.

When cutting or grinding you may notice the steel's colour change and turn blue/black, esp at the edges
 

Nolan F

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Okay, yes I Saw during the process the color changing a bit. I didn't knew it could soften the steel.

Good to know for next time thanks you vert much !
 

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It may not prove to be a problem. but it can be avoided by frequent cooling.

If it is a problem, you can re-harden the steel (but that requires a forge)
 
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