A chop axe for hewing bowls and other wooden objects, artistic wood carving and architectural work. The characteristic curved shape of the cutting edge, carried well above the head’s eye, the position of the edge in proportion to the handle, the rather thick bit and the big angle of the wide beveled face makes this axe a good carving tool. You “cut on the beveled face” with curved movements. The handle is rugged to give a good grip. The axe has a 4 1/3″ face and a 14″ hickory handle. The head weighs 2lb.