Hatchet with osage handle
I got a nice handforged hatchet blade gifted by a friend. I made a handle and a protection sheath for it. Handle is oasge, shield is hardened leather. Handle is for a right handed, on one side a finger groove, on the other a hump to prevent slipping foreward. End of the handle is thickened out for the same reason. The head is secured on the handle with a osage wedge, hammered in and glued with TB 3.
The leather sheath has a fold over (with hinges) triangulur shaped piece with a round load stone glued in, so it sits absolute secure on the blade. To open just fold back and pull the hatchet out. Easy and effective!
I like this tool very much, it is sharp like a razor blade. And it is a pleasure to see the osage darken.