A year and a half ago I made this adze as a commission for woodworker Yoav Liberman. Yoav writes a blog for Popular Woodworking and we discussed that I would make the tool without a handle so that he could write up an article on his method attaching a secure handle. The adze is traditionally forged out of mild steel with a tool still bit inserted which gives the tool the toughness of the softer iron and the edge-holding power of the steel.
Yoav has since written a two part article on his techniques for hanging a tool handle, and specifically how he hung the handle for this adze. His writing is exceptionally easy to understand despite the depth that he goes into on the subject, and his photos are clear and equally informing.
To read the articles follow these links for click the images below: