The Robin Wood axe is the perfect axe for someone starting carving work or for teachers who want a set of ten for courses. For many years there has not been a good axe available that came sharp and ready to use for less than £70, these axes work really very well indeed. The heads are drop forged abroad but ground and honed by Brian Alcock the last professional grinder in Sheffield. I have the hickory handles made in the UK to my design they have a good grippy knurled finish and are treated with linseed oil. They also make a great axe for bushcraft or camp use. The weight of the head is 500g and the total weight 760g (1lb 11oz), handle length is 13.5″ (34cm). This is a good weight and size of axe that I find most folk can use easily without getting tired but is still heavy enough to remove wood quickly.